The carbon calculator measures your climate impact in real time based on how you live, travel, eat and shop. Connect the app to your bank and fill in a short questionnaire about how you live, eat, travel and consume. All purchases made with your bank card are automatically categorized based on where you shop. Emissions are calculated based on money spent in different purchasing categories. The emission factors we use are based on Statistics Sweden’s environmental accounts and are average measures of climate impact per monetary unit.
How is the climate impact of individual purchases calculated? All purchases made with your bank card are automatically categorized depending on where you shopped. A purchase in a grocery store is categorized as “food”, for example. Emissions are calculated by multiplying the purchase value by the emission factor of the corresponding purchasing category. The emission factors we use are based on Statistics Sweden’s environmental accounts and are average measures of the climate impact per monetary unit.
We can’t know that for sure. But we have consulted with experts and made the best possible qualified estimates based on reasonable assumptions and the latest research about the effect of various behavioral changes and investments. We also continuously analyze the actual emission reductions that occur when our users change behavior, and we use the results to improve our estimates.
Through our collaboration with Tink AB, we offer support for almost all Swedish banks. There are a few exceptions, for example banks that only offer savings accounts.
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Because it enables quick and reliable climate analysis. By retrieving data directly from the bank, we don’t miss any purchases and you don’t need to fill in long questionnaires about your shopping. The unique, automated technology in combination with a short survey about your lifestyle makes it easy and straightforward to measure the emissions.
Using online services is always associated with a certain risk, but we have done everything we can to reduce the risks. Our security architecture has been designed in accordance with the web security organization OWASP’s guidelines, and evaluated by Kirei, one of Sweden’s leading IT security companies. Our security architecture prevents unauthorized third parties from accessing your personal information and using it for illegitimate purposes. All communication is encrypted with SSL encryption, and our servers are certified according to both ISO 27001 and PCI-DSS, a security standard developed by the card companies. Read more about safety and data protection here (only available in Swedish).
By choosing to share your data with researchers, you contribute to studies about sustainable lifestyles – knowledge that can be used to support behavioral changes and inspire more people to adopt low-carbon habits. Sharing your data with researchers is completely voluntary and anonymous. We never share your data with researchers unless you explicitly agree to it. And neither we nor any scientists can ever see where, when or what you have bought.
Yes, you can terminate your account at Svalna at any time. If you choose to terminate your account, all information about you will be permanently deleted from our systems.
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