Climate and Circularity Calculator from Basque Country

Environmental assessment validates a project or programme’s importance by analysing the benefits, costs, and risks of the issue on the environment. Organisations have environmental assessments to implement more sustainable business practices and follow legal requirements.

The Basque Country has introduced a simplified calculator with various environmental performance metrics to aid Spanish organisations.

What’s the Climate and Circularity Calculator?

Corporate environmental footprint result from Climate and Circularity Calculator. Source: Ihope 2024.

The Climate and Circularity Calculator is a web-based tool created by Ihobe, the Basque Government’s Public Environmental Management Company. It is available for free and helps organisations calculate:

  • life-cycle assessment of their products and services
  • carbon footprint of the organisation, products and services, and corporate environmental footprint
  • circular economy indicators

How it works?

From an organisation’s point of view, the tool can be used to calculate the corporate environmental footprint, the carbon footprint, and a selection of circular economy indicators following the “Circular Transition Indicators 3.0” methodology, which is compatible with the future ISO 59020 standard.

From a product point of view, the tool is used to perform life-cycle assessments of products and services and calculate their carbon footprints.

The Climate & Circularity Calculator, specifically designed for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), is a powerful tool for diagnosing and monitoring environmental activity from a life cycle perspective; for example, it allows for eco-design simulations. This is important in the current context, where compliance with stringent legislation and the future of carbon neutrality by 2050, as established in Law 1/2024 on Energy Transition and Climate Change, are key concerns. Moreover, it can help transform good environmental activity into a competitive advantage in the market.

Learn more about the Climate and Circularity Calculator and download the manual here.