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Getting a positive carbon case

At Diab, we want to give our customers a positive business case. But in the future, more is needed. We also want to provide you with a positive carbon case. 

The traditional business case

Most of us are familiar with the business case. You have a price and a cost; the difference is profit. Looking at the cost specifically, you also know that it can be broken down into different cost elements. This is called your bill of material, and from your supplier, you can generally get all of those cost elements quite quickly. When you sum these elements up, you get the total cost for your solution.

If your new solution has a better business case than your existing solution, you have a positive business case for yourself and your solution.

The carbon bill of material

But if you want to calculate the carbon case for each element in your bill of material, you need to know each element's carbon footprint.

That means you must ask our supplier for some more information. It could be an environmental product declaration, a life cycle assessment, or an emission factor. It could also be what is called the digital product passport, which is part of a new upcoming regulation from the European Union.

The carbon case

These information pieces give you the carbon footprint of all the elements in your bill of material. When you sum that up, you get a pretty good assessment of your solution's total carbon footprint. If the new solution’s carbon footprint is lower than the carbon footprint of your existing solution, then you have a positive carbon case.

So, in the future, we aim to bring you a positive business case and a positive carbon case.







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