According to climate scientists, the global emissions of Carbon Dioxide must be reduced by up to 85% until 2050 in comparison with the CO2 level in the atmosphere in the year 2000, so it is possible to restraint Global Warming [IPCC, 2007].
By performing a Carbon Footprint, companies can measure GHG emissions associated with the entire life cycle of products, including raw materials, production processes, transport, warehouse, use and disposal (end-of-life). The overall result may offer a competitive edge, making it easier for the conception of better product designs, increasing efficiency, reducing costs and mitigating risks. Beyond that, it will help companies on answering requests from customers for climate information and will facilitate the communication of environmental information [GHG Protocol, 2011].
The main standards guiding Product Carbon Footprint are PAS 2050 and those associated with GHG and Carbon Trust. Whatever the chosen option, the structure is similar to an LCA, life Goal and Scope Definition and Life Cycle Inventory Analysis.
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