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Carbon Footprints in your business


CIPS - Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply

Everybody is taking about carbon footprints. What’s it all about?
Though all human activity generate carbon dioxide, the burning of fossil fuels (oil, natural gas and coal) are major contributors to climate change. High profile Government reports including the Stern Review on the economics of climate change and the UK Government Sustainable Procurement Action Plan demonstrate that responsible procurement is important. Major organisations like Tesco and Marks & Spencer have committed in their business plans to carbon neutrality, in other words, that the cost of their activities will not result in a net increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

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