Calculating the carbon footprints of products

Product carbon footprints help businesses understand the environmental impact of the goods and services they sell.
We recognise that calculating a product’s carbon footprint can be time consuming due to the resources and effort required. As a result, selecting the product (or process) to footprint and the boundary is crucial.
It is critical to be clear about what you want to know and the scope of your study from the start. Our approach is to assist you in listing the key business activities and processes that you want to include in the study.
In terms of specific life cycle scope for a good or service, the PAS 2060 guideline states that the study should, in general, cover all lifecycle stages, from raw material extraction to transport, manufacture, distribution, retail, and use to the product’s end of life.
We understand that boundary choice will vary depending on the purpose for which an organisation requires a product carbon footprint. Gate to gate, cradle to gate, and cradle to grave are examples of boundary variants.
A product carbon footprint is important to your business because it provides the information needed to understand the climate impact of individual products you produce, and the information gathered can be used to develop or design low carbon emissions products or services.

What outcomes can I expect when I calculate my product carbon footprint?

Understanding the size of your product carbon footprint provides your organisation with an accurate picture of its environmental impact.
Data on product carbon footprint will provide the insight required to invest where greater impact is most needed
Product carbon footprint will be used to develop a carbon reduction strategy and residual carbon emission will be offset to achieve carbon neutrality

Why should I go with Cutmit?

International standards such as the GHG Protocol/ISO 14064/PAS 2060/PAS 2050 are closely followed by our methodology.
We are ISO 14001/50001/14064 certified lead auditors, which adds to our team’s credibility.
We have created a carbon framework covering a wide range of industries in accordance with the IPCC, Defra UK, and other international standards, and we have provided carbon technical support to institutions such as Farm Carbon Tool and the University of West of Scotland.
Because we encourage the use of primary data to drive precision and reduce uncertainties, our carbon measurement approach prioritises consumption over spend-based data.