Employs European graphic standard

ClimateCalc undergoes major upgrade

The revamped ClimateCalc site is prepared for API integration at a later date
The revamped ClimateCalc site is prepared for API integration at a later date

The ClimateCalc international carbon footprinting tool for the printing industry has received an extensive upgrade to improve its functionality, security, and user experience.

The revamped ClimateCalc site will offer improved login facilities, easier set ups for multi-site operations including the sharing of substrate data, and easier to share product calculations with publishers and other customers. The site is also now prepared for API integration at a later date.

ClimateCalc uses the European graphic standard for carbon calculation as defined by Intergraf, the Europe-wide association of printing industry trade federations, including the BPIF in the UK.

The BPIF stated: “Whether you’re on a journey to carbon neutrality or net zero or need to demonstrate you’re reducing your carbon footprint, it all starts with measuring your carbon emissions to the fullest extent practical.

“ClimateCalc is verified to cover 95% of your calculable emissions and complies with both ISO 14064-1 and ISO 16759. ClimateCalc provides you with a fully audited carbon footprint for your site and enables you to offer your customer a carbon footprint for every job.

“Crucially it allows a site to specify the emissions factors for substrates, rather than using a single government figure. This is important as substrate makes up a huge proportion of a site’s footprint and it’s the main way a company can reduce its footprint.”

Walstead started using ClimateCalc in 2022 and the business said the tool has enabled it to provide customers with clarity and help companies lessen their impact before even having to think about ways of offsetting emissions.

The project at Walstead was helmed by Paul Sorosina, group HSEQ manager at the company’s UK business.

He said: “It is important that we are able to provide our customers with information and are able to work with them to also help reduce their environmental impact.

“ClimateCalc is also far less expensive and far easier to use (in its basic format) than many of its competitors. So, if you need a carbon footprinting tool that [is] print specific, verified to cover the majority of your emissions, audited by a third party, compliant with the necessary ISO standards, recommended by Intergraf, easy to use, and doesn’t break the bank, then ClimateCalc is the answer.”

More details on ClimateCalc are available from Steve Walker at the BPIF, on 07801 981326 or via email.