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».
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