Ecological Footprint Law and Legal Definition

The ecological footprint is a measure of comparing human demand with planet earth’s ecological capacity to regenerate. It represents the amount of biologically productive land and sea area needed to regenerate the resources a human population consumes; and to absorb and render harmless the corresponding waste.

One problem for businesses wishing to benefit from improved environmental and social performance is the lack of reliable and credible methodologies to measure, monitor, and communicate progress. The ecological footprint measures the impact of particular business on environment.