1Material flow analysis – this method quantitatively monitors the flow of material and energy within a system (economic or organizational) to describe the material balance (inputs versus emissions). The application of the methodology is possible on three scales from the macro to the micro level, relevant to organizations and companies, and allows the analysis to be adapted to the unique characteristics of the specific organization. The analysis focuses on economic and environmental issues from an organizational perspective and provides detailed information for decision-making processes or regarding the use of specific ingredients or products.
2Carbon footprint – a measure that refers to the impact of human activity on the environment in terms of greenhouse gas emissions expressed in carbon dioxide equivalent units (CO2eq). This method is effective for diagnosing and quantifying the contribution of the activity of organizations or individuals to the climate change processes.