CO2 footprint Inquiry

CO2 footprint for products

The CO2 footprint of a product (Product Carbon Footprint, PCF) shows greenhouse gas emissions of each life cycle phase and how these can be reduced cost-efficiently. Significant CO2 emissions can be examined from the point of raw material extraction to the transportation, production, use and the end-of-life phase.

Carbon Footprint stamped on to the side of recycled cardboard

Carbon Footprint stamped on to the side of recycled cardboard

Advantages & benefits

  • Optimization & Innovation: This allows you to identify the sustainable optimization potentials of your products (energy efficiency, material selection, reparability, etc.) to initiate product innovations.
  • Differentiation: This makes it possible to meet the growing requirements in terms of supply chain transparency and can help you stand out from competitors through communication activities.
  • Climate management: It gives you comprehensive insight into the value chain of your products to better manage their impact on global warming.

Product carbon footprint calculation

ISO 14067 is applied to calculate the carbon footprint of products. This includes the methodology for collecting the relevant data of a product system and converting them into CO2 equivalents. The standard is based on a life cycle analysis approach, which can subsequently be validated and/or verified by an external party.

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