Product Carbon Footprint Standards
In response to the need to have a scientifically substantiated, transparent and internationally coordinated assessment framework, several standards have been developed. Three leading standards used internationally in this area are
• PAS 2050 (Publicly Available Specifications 2050) developed by the British Standards Institution (BSI) came into effect in October 2008 and was revised in October 2011 in alignment with the GHG Protocol Product Standard.
• The GHG Protocol Product Standard was launched by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in October 2011. It quantifies the GHG inventories of products and also requirements for public reporting.
• ISO TS 14067 has been developed by International Standard Organization (ISO). It provides specific requirements and guidelines for the quantification and communication of the PCFs, based on existing ISO standards on life cycle assessment and on environmental labels and declarations.