Carbon Handprint Award

What is a Carbon Handprint

Carbon handprint is a positive climate impact indicator. In contrast to carbon footprint, which refers to the negative environmental impact caused by greenhouse gas emissions throughout the lifecycle of a product, the term carbon handprint refers to the positive climate impact created by a product. A concept to quantify the handprint is developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and LUT University.

International Carbon Handprint Award

Vancouver Economic Commission and Climate Leadership Coalition (CLC), launched the world’s first International Carbon Handprint Award at the GLOBE Forum in Vancouver in March 2022. With the International Carbon Handprint Award, we want to highlight the solutions that have a major positive climate impact and help economies to reduce emissions or increase carbon sinks significantly. There are two categories of award: The Most Climate-positive Carbon Handprint Product; and ​The High Potential Carbon Handprint Innovation.

Schneider Electric and SSAB receive world’s first International Carbon Handprint Awards in New York

Global digital automation and energy management company Schneider Electric and Nordic steel company SSAB are recipients of the world’s first International Carbon Handprint Awards. The winners were announced on September 21 in New York during the Climate Week NYC conference by awards founders Climate Leadership Coalition and the Vancouver Economic Commission.