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A Methodological Proposal for Corporate Carbon Footprint and Its Application to a Wine-Producing Company in Galicia, Spain

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  • Adolfo Carballo Penela

    () (Fisheries Economics and Natural Resources Research Group-USC, Facultade de CC Económicas e Empresariais, Av. Burgo de las Nacións s/n, Santiago de Compostela, CP. 15782, A Coruña- Galicia, Spain)

  • María do Carme García-Negro

    () (Fisheries Economics and Natural Resources Research Group-USC, Facultade de CC Económicas e Empresariais, Av. Burgo de las Nacións s/n, Santiago de Compostela, CP. 15782, A Coruña- Galicia, Spain)

  • Juan Luís Doménech Quesada

    () (Port of Gijón, c/Claudio Alvargonzález, 32; 33290 Gijón, Asturias, Spain)

Abstract

Corporate carbon footprint (CCFP) is one of the most widely used indicators to synthesise environmental impacts on a corporate scale. We present a methodological proposal for CCFP calculation on the basis of the “method composed of financial accounts” abbreviated as MC3, considering the Spanish version “metodo compuesto de las cuentas contables”. The main objective is to describe how this method and the main outputs obtained work. This latter task is fulfilled with a practical case study, where we estimate the carbon footprint of a wine-producing company for the year 2006. Results show the origin of impacts generated, providing this firm with disaggregated information on the contribution to its CCFP of each one of its activities and consumptions.

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  • Adolfo Carballo Penela & María do Carme García-Negro & Juan Luís Doménech Quesada, 2009. "A Methodological Proposal for Corporate Carbon Footprint and Its Application to a Wine-Producing Company in Galicia, Spain," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 1(2), pages 1-17, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:1:y:2009:i:2:p:302-318:d:5204
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    1. Parikka-Alhola, Katriina, 2008. "Promoting environmentally sound furniture by green public procurement," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 68(1-2), pages 472-485, December.
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    1. Sara Rinaldi & Emanuele Bonamente & Flavio Scrucca & Maria Cleofe Merico & Francesco Asdrubali & Franco Cotana, 2016. "Water and Carbon Footprint of Wine: Methodology Review and Application to a Case Study," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 8(7), pages 1-17, July.

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    Keywords

    ecological footprint analysis; carbon corporate footprint; MC3;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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