When calculated by a consultant, every stage in the product’s lifecycle must be taken into account including the raw materials and packaging needed to produce it, through to manufacture, transportation, sale to the end user, use and disposal.
Once the carbon footprint of the product has been measured and certified, the brand then has to commit to reducing the product’s emissions. Every two years, the product must be reassessed and a reduction has to have been achieved and independently certified – or the Label is removed. Those that want to ‘wear’ the Label are required to calculate the exact footprint of the product in question to the PAS 2050 standard.
There are an increasing number of companies putting their products through certification, read more about them by clicking below:
- Morphy Richards
- Allied Bakeries
Tags: Carbon Reduction Label