Will carbon footprinting become mandatory for companies?
It is already mandatory for large industrial companies to participate in Emissions Trading through the EU Emmision Trading Scheme and map their carbon footprint. Within this program, companies have limited emission rights that can be traded.
The Climate Agreement of the Netherlands includes the desire, also for manufacturing companies.
The cost per ton of CO2 fluctuates, under ETS it has even been above 50 euros in 2021. The expectation of many experts is that this price will rise to 100 euros per ton of emissions in 2030 and even more in the long run. A simple calculation shows that a price of 100 euros per ton corresponds approximately to 10 ct/km for a tractor-trailer combination.