Product Carbon Footprint (PCF)

A Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) gives you information about the CO2 footprint of your product or your entire product group. In addition, you can find out at which points in the product life cycle the greenhouse gas emissions occur. myclimate supports companies in calculating and assessing product-related CO2 emissions and reducing them in the long term.


The goal of the product-related carbon footprint is to comprehensively survey the ecological footprint of a product. The Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) records and calculates the climate-relevant greenhouse gases produced during the entire life cycle of a product. This takes into account the potential and actual environmental impacts from the production and use to the disposal of the product. The results are then summarised compactly in a PCF factsheet or, if required, documented in a detailed report. The balancing is carried out according to internationally applicable standards and norms (ISO 14040/14044, ISO 14025).

In contrast to a complete Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), a Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) also considers the entire product life cycle, but focuses specifically on greenhouse gas emissions. Depending on your needs, the entire life cycle «from the cradle to the grave» can be analysed or only a part of the life cycle «from the cradle to the factory gate».


Do you need a Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) for your product or entire product groups? myclimate is your partner:

  • Holistic preparation of a Product Carbon Footprint according to ISO 14040, 14044, 14067
  • Identification of relevant emission sources
  • Compilation of your emissions inventory for your product in a short report or detailed report
  • Collection of activity and consumption data to calculate greenhouse gas emissions
  • Calculation, analysis and presentation of results for reporting and communication purposes
  • Carbon neutralisation of your product through offsetting via high-quality myclimate carbon offset projects, certified according to the strictest quality standards such as CDM, Gold Standard and Plan Vivo
  • Support with audit and certification processes


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Jochen Knobloch

Corporate Partnerships Manager

+49 7121 317775-0

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