Carbon footprinting measures all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the life cycle of your product or organisation. It is based on LCA but focuses on a single issue only – climate change.
Calculating a carbon footprint is relatively simple. The impact factors for different GHG emissions are well established and widely adopted. Understanding and following the calculation rules of different standards, however, can be more complex. PRé can help you address the following issues:
- How to include carbon uptake?
- How to treat biogenic emissions?
- How to account for land use change, both direct and indirect?
- How to treat end of life waste and emissions?
PRé has the expertise to conduct product carbon footprints (PCF) according to the GHG Protocol, the ISO/TS 14067 and the PAS 2050 standards and can keep you up to date with the latest developments.
- GHG Protocol: The Greenhouse gas (GHG) Protocol is the result of a decade-long partnership between the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The GHG Protocol is a widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage GHG emissions at product and corporate level. Download standards.
- ISO/TS 14067:2013: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) developed in 2013 a technical specification on a standard for “Carbon footprint of products”. ISO/TS 14067 determines the requirements and guidelines for quantification and communication of carbon footprint of products. Download standards
- PAS 2050: This specification developed by the British Standards Institute (BSI) came into effect in October 2008, and was updated in 2011. The standard specifies requirements for the assessment of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the life cycle of goods and services. PAS 2050 has already been applied by many companies worldwide. Download standard.