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Carbon Footprint (CFP)

Carbon Footprint (CFP)

The Carbon Footprint describes the total amount of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and other Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emitted over the full life cycle of a product or service. Determination of the carbon footprint requires Life Cycle Assessment (LCA); focusing on GHG emissions starting from raw materials acquisition, production, use and would be ended up at the final disposal. The carbon footprint is usually expressed as carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2e) emissions measured in kilograms.

SIRIM CFP Labelling Scheme

SIRIM CFP Labelling Scheme is a Type III environmental declaration scheme that presents quantified greenhouse gas profile for the life cycle of a product to enable comparisons between products fulfilling the same function as defined under ISO 14025:2006 and ISO/TS 14067:2013.

The CFP quantification, verification and labelling is primarily intended for use in business-to-business communication, although the same output can be adapted for business-to-consumer communication.

The main steps leading towards CFP labelling are:

Benefits Of CFP Quantification, Certification And Labelling

The overall goal of environmental labels and declarations is to encourage demand for, and supply of, products (including services) that cause less stress on the environment; in particular emissions of greenhouse gas, through communication of verifiable and accurate carbon footprint information that are not misleading.

The declaration and label enables the business client and/or consumers in the supply chain to make an informed choice if the environmental performance of products or services is an important criteria for their purchasing decision. 

 

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