Product Carbon Footprint

A Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) is a means for measuring, managing and communicating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to goods and services. A carbon footprint is based on a life cycle assessment (LCA) but focuses on a single issue which is global warming.

From a Carbonstop perspective the following guidelines should be considered in order to obtain a resilient and meaningful PCF:

  • Consideration of more than one sustainability indicator
    Comprehensive sustainability assessments of products include environmental, economic and social criteria. Greenhouse gas emission alone are not enough, even when focusing on the environmental impact of a product only. Therefore we recommend multi-criteria assessment tools to obtain a holistic view like our carbon accounting and management platform (CAMP).

  • Analysis of the whole life cycle of a product
    A cradle-to-gate PCF offers only a limited view on the emissions related to the life cycle of a product. The complete assessment of the whole life cycle within properly defined system boundaries, taking the use and disposal phase into account, enables products to be compared and shows options for action. This needs cooperation along the complete value chain.

  • Follow internationally recognized standards and rules
    Our PCF calculations are based on general life cycle assessment standards like ISO 14040 and 14044 and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Product Standard.

  • Use of data of high quality to calculate a meaningful PCF
    The quality of PCF data relies strongly on the quality of input data. In general we prefer to use data derived from our own processes (i.e. primary data). These data are updated regularly, if the impact on the PCF is significant.  We strive to use primary data from our suppliers and have to rely on industry average data where no supplier-specific information is available.Our PCF calculations are based on general life cycle assessment standards like ISO 14040 and 14044 and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Product Standard.



环保蛙练习本

Ecofroggy 委托碳阻迹公司对本产品进行碳足迹盘查,依据 BSI PAS 2050 产品与服务生命周期阶段温室气体评估标准进 行产品碳足迹计算,并参考 ISO 14040 系列生命周期盘查体系。此次核算之功能单位为一本环保蛙学生练习本,大小为32 开,12 页,重 29.00 克 。

碳阻迹确定了碳足迹计算边界,现场调研了生产纸的过程以及手机了生产过程和印刷过程的碳排放活动数据,经过科学的计算,确定了每个12页32开作业本的碳足迹信息(每个本子碳足迹约为139.54 gCO2e)。



江西文港低碳毛笔

江西文港毛笔运用传统的手工艺技术制作毛笔,减少了使用机器制作所带来的碳排放。碳阻迹以采用半生命周期碳排放进行计算,即从原料采集到成品出厂为其计算了产品碳足迹,最终得出每支毛笔的碳足迹约为261.7 gCO2e.

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