Corporate carbon footprint for country Climate Change mitigation: A case study of a tannery in Turkey

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Kilic E., Puıg R., Zengin G. , Zengin C. A. , Fullana-İ-Palmer P.

SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, cilt.635, ss.60-69, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 635
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.111
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.60-69


Assessment of carbon emissions and environmental impact of production is indispensable to achieve a sustainable industrial production in Turkey, especially for those companies willing to compete in new international green markets. In this case study, corporate carbon footprint of a representative Turkish tanning company was analyzed. Inventory and impact data are presented to help in the environmental decision-making process. The results indicate that significant environmental impacts were caused during the landfilling of solid wastes as well as the production of the electricity and fuel required in the tannery. Turkish tannery inventory data presented here for the first time will be useful for leather tanning company managers to calculate sustainability key indicators.