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English definition of “environmental footprint”

environmental footprint

noun [C]
 
 
(also ecological footprint) ENVIRONMENT
the effect that a person, company, activity, etc. has on the environment, for example the amount of natural resources that they use and the amount of harmful gases that they produce: Every organization should work towards a zero environmental footprint by conserving, restoring, and replacing the natural resources used in its operations.
(Definition of environmental footprint from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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