Product Carbon Footprinting

In response to the demand for an internationally accepted method to enable GHG management of an organization's products or services, the GHG Protocol has developed a new Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard. Lucideon now offers assurance of your product carbon footprint against this standard.

What is the GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard?

This new standard, referred to as the 'Product Standard' provides requirements and guidance for organizations to quantify and publicly report a product's GHG emissions over its lifecycle.

Why the GHG Product Standard?

  • It provides a general framework for companies to make informed choices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the products that they design, manufacture, sell, purchase or use.
  • It gives your stakeholders (employees, investors, media, consumers, purchasers) information about your product carbon footprints, ensuring that they believe your green credentials and increasing confidence in your sustainability reporting.
  • Having a product carbon footprint differentiates you from competitors who don't have one. It shows that you are a supplier that is committed to limiting your environmental impact.

Why Independent Assurance?

  • Your product carbon footprint must be either first party (internally) or third party assured.
  • Third party assurance by an independent, experienced verification body ensures that:
  • Your stakeholders have confidence in the reported information.
  • You have confidence that the figures reported are correct. This gives you a firm base for reduction management plans.
  • You are seen as having a real commitment to sustainability, thereby enhancing your brand reputation and credibility.

Why Lucideon?

  • Lucideon has specialised product lifecycle verifiers with lifecycle assessment (LCA) expert knowledge.
  • Our verifiers have extensive GHG verification and carbon footprint assurance expertise - we have verified over $5 billion CO2 to date.
  • You will be appointed a lead verifier with knowledge of your industry.

PAS 2050 Product Carbon Footprint Verification

Carbon Footprinting Assurance MarksIn response to a broad community and industry desire for a consistent method by which to assess lifecycle GHG emissions and goods, a new 'Publicly Available Standard' has been introduced - PAS 2050. Lucideon is one of only four verification bodies in the UK that is accredited to verify against the PAS 2050 Standard and the associated Code of Good Practice by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service).

We are accredited by UKAS to perform independent verification of voluntary carbon footprints assessed against international standards such as ISO 14064.  Have your verification done by us, to these standards, and you will be eligible to use this mark.

What is PAS 2050?

PAS 2050 is an international standard for the carbon footprinting of goods and services across the full lifecycle. It measures those emissions released as part of the processes of creating, modifying, transporting, storing, using, providing, recycling or disposing of goods and services.

Why PAS 2050?

  • It provides you with a clear and robust framework to measure lifecycle GHG emissions.
  • The measurements can then be used to identify key sources of emissions along the supply chain which, in turn, can influence emission reduction initiatives and the development of lower carbon goods.
  • It can form part of your CSR report, by showing your stakeholders that you are committed to monitoring carbon emissions all along the supply chain.
  • It provides your customers with accurate information about the carbon footprints of your goods and services, giving them confidence in your brand and your company, and allowing them to make more informed purchasing decisions.

Why Lucideon?

  • Lucideon has specialised PAS 2050 verifiers
  • Our verifiers have extensive GHG verification and carbon footprint assurance expertise
  • The verification team includes lifecycle assessment (LCA) expert knowledge
  • You will be appointed a lead verifier with knowledge of your industry.

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