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.
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