product environmental footprint News

  • Workshop: Environmental Footprint of Products and Organisations

    In 2013 the European Commission has launched two Environmental Footprint Guides for Products and Organisations and started pilots for the development of PEFCRs and OEFSRs. The goal of the initiative is to establish a common methodological approach to enable Member States and the private sector to assess, display and benchmark the environmental performance of products, services and ...


    By thinkstep

  • Workshop: Environmental Footprint of Products and Organisations

    Policy Context, Content and Preparation of Corporations for the Environmental Foot Printing initiative of the European Commission. In 2013 the European Commission has launched two Environmental Footprint Guides for Products and Organisations and started pilots for the development of PEFCRs and OEFSRs. The goal of the initiative is to establish a common methodological approach to enable ...


    By thinkstep

  • What is the Product Environmental Footprint of your products?

    For those of our GaBi users working on PEF projects we have developed the “PEF test kit”, a format that allows you to test your products against the PEF guidelines. It consists of two methodological features (land use assessment and End of Life (EoL) allocation method) and is available here. ...


    By thinkstep

  • The other footprint: the water footprint

    By now, you’ve all heard of the Carbon Footprint — the measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide. Today, KGG sheds light on the other foot; Your Water Footprint. The Water footprint of an individual is defined as the total water used for the production of the goods and services consumed ...

  • Environmental footprinting in virtual space

    Understanding and getting involved in environmental footprinting in New Zealand just got easier with the launch of a new website hosted by the Life Cycle Association of New Zealand (LCANZ) - www.lcanz.org.nz.Established in June this year, LCANZ is a special interest group open to everyone interested in environmental footprinting. Life Cycle Assessment and Carbon footprinting are increasingly ...


    By thinkstep

  • Product Environmental Footprint for food, feed and beverages

    The European Commission has announced that the call for volunteers for feed, food, drink and related products is now open. This call is addressed to stakeholders who want to propose a product category for which to develop specific Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCRs). The deadline for applications is 28 March, 2014 17h CET. This call is open ONLY for feed, food and drink and ...


    By thinkstep

  • Product Environmental Footprint for food, feed and beverages

    The European Commission has announced that the call for volunteers for feed, food, drink and related products is now open. This call is addressed to stakeholders who want to propose a product category for which to develop specific Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCRs). The deadline for applications is 28 March, 2014 17h CET. This call is open ONLY for feed, food ...


    By thinkstep

  • New carbon footprint tool launched to calculate the carbon footprint of pharmaceutical products

    ABPI (Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry) collaborates with the Carbon Trust to help pharmaceutical companies quickly estimate the carbon footprint of tablet medicines distributed in blister packs ABPI (Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry) collaborates with the Carbon Trust to help pharmaceutical companies quickly estimate the carbon footprint of ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Paper Production Levels Off, Environmental Footprint Still High

    In wealthy countries, paper is ubiquitous and is often fated to be discarded soon after purchase, with only a portion recovered for recycling. Although slow improvements have been made in production methods and in the recovery of paper products, additional progress is needed to reduce the industry’s environmental impacts, writes Michael Renner, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • What`s the carbon footprint of your product?

    Businesses can now assess the carbon footprint of their goods and services and play a greater part in fighting climate change, thanks to a new standard launched by BSI British Standards, the Carbon Trust and Defra. The standard - called PAS 2050 - is a consistent way of counting the greenhouse gas emissions embedded in goods and services throughout their entire life cycle - from sourcing raw ...


  • LRQA verifies LINPAC product carbon footprint

    Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) has verified LINPAC Allibert’s ’Maxinest’ distribution tray against Europe’s most authoritative product carbon footprinting (PCF) specification, PAS 2050. LINPAC Allibert’s carbon footprint assessment was conducted by Sustain according to PAS 2050 rules and regulations and verified by LRQA based on each crate performing 92 return trips (a 20 day cycle) ...


    By LRQA Limited

  • DSM continues to invest in optimizing environmental footprint

    DSM, the global Life Sciences & Materials Sciences company, recently completed a five-year upgrade of its Engineering Plastics facility in Emmen, The Netherlands. The investment, which represents several million euro, includes a capture system that uses waste water from the production plant to reduce emissions to the air of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) to almost zero. The DSM ...


    By DSM

  • Kraft foods maps its total environmental footprint

    Kraft Foods today shared results of a pioneering survey that measured its impact on climate change, land and water use.  The multi-year footprinting project - in partnership with Quantis Inc. (www.quantis-intl.com) and reviewed and analyzed by World Wildlife Fund and notable academics at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment - goes far beyond ...

  • Chemical footprint in development

    A measure of chemical footprint is being developed by researchers to assess the environmental impacts of the toxic chemicals released by the production and consumption of goods. The methodology, based on life cycle and risk assessment, is also designed to be linked to the resilience of ecosystems to chemical exposure. Environmental footprints, from carbon emissions to water use, are increasingly ...

  • SGS Announces Global Product Mark Program for Carbon Footprint

    SGS introduces a new and unique program of three product marks for environmental impact, progressing towards the ultimate tier of greenhouse gas neutrality, to help companies transparently demonstrate their ongoing environmental commitment. SGS Consumer Testing Services announced today the first Product Carbon Footprint program to offer marks that can be applied to manufactured products that are ...


    By SGS

  • SGS Introduces Product Carbon Footprint Marks on the Indian Market

    As a result of rising consumer awareness, reducing the carbon footprint has become a key focus area for many organizations. A carbon footprint helps to assess the impact people and businesses have on the environment. It measures the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by different activities. By knowing the carbon footprint of products and the organization, it is easier to develop a ...


    By SGS

  • Trina Solar Completes BSI Product Carbon Footprint Verification

    Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products, today announced thatit has obtained Carbon Footprint Verification (the "Verification") for the Company's solar PV modules from the British Standards Institution (BSI), a leading international standards and certification body. In accordance with PAS ...


    By Trina Solar Limited (TSL)

  • Water footprint: have your say

    The Water Footprint Network has launched its Water Footprint Manual, covering a comprehensive set of methods for water footprint accounting. It shows how water footprints can be calculated for individual processes and products, as well as for consumers, nations and businesses, and includes methods for water footprint sustainability assessment and a library of water footprint response options. ...

  • UPM publishes paper’s water footprint in cooperation with Water Footprint Network

    UPM celebrates the World Water Week 2011 in Stockholm by publishing the pilot study results for paper’s water footprint in cooperation with the Water Footprint Network. A Water Footprint Assessment maps the amount of freshwater consumed throughout the production chain of paper. The results show that water for growing trees represents the primary contribution to the total water footprint of ...

  • PepsiCo Supports New Research that Models Carbon Footprint of Beverage Products

    SOURCE: PepsiCo DESCRIPTION:The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER), a coalition of leading global beverage companies collaborating to advance environmental sustainability within the beverage industry, announced yesterday that it has published new research on the carbon footprints of drink products across the ...


    By 3BL Media

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