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Intertek LCA / PCF services - Sharpening your competitive edges

As more and more consumers, professional purchasers and organizations are concerned about the environmental impacts of products, manufacturers may need LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) methodology to quantify and balance the impacts of products as well as indicate such environmental information to public.

Meanwhile, the growing concerns of climate change have increasingly driven the demand for PCF (Product Carbon Footprint) information. Almost all the products that we consume are responsible for causing carbon dioxide emissions, through both direct and indirect consumption of energy and materials for their production, distribution, usage and disposal. Regulations related have an obvious trend from voluntary tending towards mandatory in future.

Why do I need LCA / PCF service?

  • Meeting current buyer requirements
  • Proactive in preparation for future regulatory compliance
  • Making product differentiation possible
  • Enhance green image of manufacturers

What are LCA and PCF?

LCA stands for Life Cycle Assessment, which is a method for looking holistically at the environmental impacts of products or services from cradle top grave. Properly done, the outcome of a life cycle assessment is a science-based measure of environmental performance.
PCF is knew as Product Carbon Footprint, which is the total amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with a product (or service or business or organization), along its entire life cycle or a given time frame. It is often expressed and measured in terms of the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2).

As we know Carbon Footprint is a subset of complete Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

An LCA / PCF requires:

  • Identify the project scope and define the boundary;
  • Build the process map;
  • Collect inventory data of resource use, energy consumption and relevant emissions at each step of the life cycle for specific product;
  • Make environmental impact analysis and calculate the carbon footprint;
  • Interpret the outcome of data (a number of quantitative indicators for product)

The Intertek solution helping you carry out a LCA / PCF project effectively

  • Intertek has an agreement with the Carbon Trust for carbon footprint certification where they accept data.
  • ntertek has been collaborating with some big name companies such as P&G, Unilever, J&J, Henkel in dealing with environmental part of their annual reports.
  • Intertek has handled successfully quite a number of LCA / PCF projects in consumer goods, electrical & electronics industry and renewable energy industry etc.
  • Nowadays, Intertek can provide a tailor-made service that meets your particularneeds, according to global standards (ISO14040 series and PAS 2050).
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