Product Carbon Footprinting for Ugandan export flower farms


UCB has expanded its corporate ‘Going Neutral’ service into ‘Product Carbon Footprinting'. This has started with Uganda’s export flower sector, in collaboration with the Uganda Flowers Exporters Association (UFEA) and its 14 members. Their farms are located around Kampala and specialise in the growing and export of cuttings and cut flowers, mostly to Europe and North America. Our work has involved assessing the carbon footprint of the flowers along the growing and distribution chain. Ways of reducing this footprint are now being assessed.


UCB staff had earlier attended training sessions on Product Carbon Footprinting in Kampala that were organised by the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) in collaboration with the Swedish Standards Institute (SIS).


A grant from the International Trade Centre has sponsored the cost of the exercise.


During the farm visits management interest has been shown in turning ‘green waste’ into bio-gas, pellets and briquettes, and many farms are keen to supply improved cook stoves to their employees and the adjacent communities as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility programmes.

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