Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that filling in the starting material may not be straightforward, especially when it comes to specifying the correct unit. Let's simplify the process with an example:

a. Click on "Materials" and then "Starting Materials" (after filling in your supplier and substrate data).

b. Click on the "+" sign to add the starting material. Name it and choose a supplier from the list.

c. Now, when selecting the starting material, you have two options. Make sure to stick with one approach throughout.

Option A: Specify how many units of starting material are in one package you receive from your supplier (e.g., 10 cuttings per box).

Option B: Add one unit of the product (e.g., 1 piece of cutting).

d. Proceed to choose the packaging. For the packaging, you can:

Option A: Input the full weight (or other parameters) of the packaging for a certain number of starting materials you specified (e.g., 10 cuttings).

Option B: Divide the packaging weight (or other parameters) by the amount of units of starting material in one packaging (in this case, the packaging per one cutting would be divided by 10 as there are 10 pieces in one package).

This step is crucial as it helps us calculate the impact of the packaging per one unit of starting material.

e. Add substrate and pots

The same principle applies when entering substrate and pots (if any). If you initially specified just one unit of starting material, divide the weight of the substrate and pots by the amount of starting materials in the package you receive from your supplier.

While we strive to include as many processes as possible in our tool, it's possible that your specific process may not yet be available. If your process, such as energy source, heat source, fuel, or material input, is not currently available in the tool, please send an email to support@florifootprinttool.com, and we will include it in the tool.

It is important to note that while a standard process can typically be added easily, more complex ones might take longer.

Currently, our tool does not offer the capability to benchmark your results against other products or processes within the user community. To assess your product's performance, we recommend utilizing open-source data for comparison.

Our commitment to safeguarding data privacy means that we do not provide benchmarks involving other tool participants due to privacy concerns.

However, we are actively developing a feature to enable benchmarking within general categories, prioritizing data privacy while enhancing user functionality.

The results from our tool offer versatile applications. You can utilize them for internal process improvement, monitoring your footprint over time, and communicating environmental impact information to stakeholders like chain partners and suppliers. Additionally, the results can be used for benchmarking your performance against industry standards.

It's important to note that while they can be used for communication and marketing purposes, the calculations are not verified.

While the location footprint encompasses a significant portion of your company-level footprint, it specifically focuses on production-related processes. To assess your company-level footprint comprehensively, you'll need to include additional factors such as office operations, commuting and business travel.

If you're interested in obtaining a full company-level footprint calculation, please reach out to us for further assistance.

Rest assured, we are committed to providing you with the best tool possible, including the most up-to-date data. Whenever updates or changes are made to the tool, you will receive an email notification to keep you informed.

 

We hope these answers provide clarity as you continue to use the Flori Footprint Tool.

Remember, if you have any further questions or need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to our support team at support@florifootprinttool.com.