What does a carbon footprint label indicate?

Raisio has developed a carbon footprint label that shows the size of a carbon footprint with an easy colour code.

The CO2e label indicates the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere throughout the product's supply chain - from field to store shelf. Emissions are measured in four stages: primary production, manufacturing, packaging and transport.


Most of the carbon dioxide emissions of foods result from the farming of raw materials, such as oat, wheat, sugar beet and rapeseed. In farming, emissions come from sowing, liming, fertilisation, pesticide use, drying and use of machinery on the farms.


Emissions are generated as foods are processed from raw materials into products.


Emissions at the packaging phase arise from packaging materials, package manufacturing and transport to the factory.


Distribution emissions are generated as raw materials are transported to the factory and ready products to the store warehouse.