1st Seminar on Corporate Carbon Footprints for SMEs

1st Seminar on Corporate Carbon Footprints for SMEs


November 08 2022    
09:30 - 18:00


Campus Terra (LUGO)
Rúa Afonso X o Sabio, s/n, 27002 Lugo, Lugo

Event Type

1st Seminar on Corporate Carbon Footprints for SMEs

This conference aims to raise awareness of the challenges of climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); in particular, we intend to demonstrate the value of the Carbon Footprint (CF) as an indicator of corporate performance and a measurement of the impact of companies’ activities in order to propose strategies for ecological transition. Different methodologies and tools for calculating the standardised ‘scopes’ of emissions will be demonstrated, as well as the procedures for recording these.

The programme will consist of a combination of talks on the different concepts and methodologies including case studies, and interactive classes in a computer room (in a workshop format). Participants will become familiar with the use and application of these methodologies by calculating CFs for simple instructive cases.

Finally, participants will be given an online assignment involving a case study, to be overseen by a tutor using Microsoft Teams. The results obtained will be compared and discussed in an online meeting (date to be determined together with the participants), during which the tutor will answer questions and offer guidance.

The speakers will be composed of company, government and university professionals with extensive practical experience in the field.

Time: 9.30 am to 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Target audience: Technicians and professionals from SMEs which are interested in learning about the carbon footprint of their activities and reducing their impact on climate change.

Goals: To share information about the relevance and usefulness of the CF as a performance indicator that SMEs can use to improve the action they are taking to reduce their impact on climate change, and to teach methodologies for calculating CFs.

Organised by: the PRODES Group (GI 2058 USC) and Genesal Energy (under the auspices of the USC-Genesal Energy Faculty of Energy Transition).

Places available: 25.