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Ecological Footprint

What is Ecological Footprint Analysis?

An Ecological Footprint measures the total greenhouse gas emissions caused directly and indirectly by a person, organisation, event or product.


Carbon Footprint (CF) – also named Carbon profile - is the overall amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (e.g. methane, laughing gas, etc.) associated with a product, along its supply-chain and sometimes including from use and end-of-life recovery and disposal. 

Carbon Footprint quantification analysis and reduction are key to preventing this change by, for example, enhancing energy efficiency, mitigating carbon emissions by means of green energy and then compensating for remaining GHG emissions by investing in carbon offsets, with a final goal of being carbon neutral.

Our GaBi Software allows all the GHG emissions of your product to be captured in a systematic and transparent way. Primary data specific to your product can then be incorporated into your analyses and combined with secondary data on GHG emissions available from the GaBi database.

Calculate your Ecological Footprint with GaBi Software


GaBi Software is a professional calculator that helps you to calculate your ecological footprint.


  • Assess the Ecological Footprint of your products according to international standards such as ISO 14000 series, PAS 2050 or GHG Protocol.
  • Save costs by reducing energy demand and improve your ecological footprint.
  • Map risks with hotspot-analysis: Find weak points and priority fields of action.
  • Strengthen your competitive position with low carbon or even carbon neutral products.
  • Get sound information regarding the environmental performance of your products to improve your external communication for your supply chain engagement.
  • Enhance your company image through stakeholder and supply chain engagement.
  • Comply with customer demands and prepare for forthcoming legislation relating to greenhouse gas emissions.


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