Product Carbon Footprint Verification Service

International Standard Organization (ISO) issued ISO14067: 2018 Greenhouse Gases-Product Carbon Footprint-Quantitative Requirements and Guidelines in Aug 2018, which replaced the technical specification ISO/TS14067: 2013 at the same time, ISO14067: 2018 was upgraded to the international standard. The standard specifies the principles, requirements and guidelines for quantifying and reporting the carbon footprint (CFP) of products in a manner consistent with the International Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) standards (ISO 14040 and ISO 14044). It provides a unified standard for enterprises to evaluate carbon emissions of products, and is an effective tool to promote the evaluation of green goods or services.
Product carbon footprint verification increases the environmental protection attributes of products and increases the added value of products themselves. Through product carbon footprint verification, enterprises can fully understand the energy consumption and carbon emission related to products, facilitate low-carbon management, save energy and reduce consumption, and save production costs; At the same time, product carbon footprint verification is an environmentally friendly behavior, which is the embodiment of corporate social responsibility, and helps to enhance the brand value of product manufacturers and improve the market competitiveness of products.

The Applicable Scope of Product Carbon Footprint Verification Service according to ISO14067

ISO 14067 Greenhouse Gases-Product Carbon Footprint-Quantitative Requirements and Guidelines for the Assessment of GHG Emissions over the Life Cycle of All Goods and Services Activities. Organizations carrying out such activities can assess their carbon footprint according to this standard. In the future, more prospective of domestic and international users will request organizations to report and disclose the carbon footprint of products and services through consistent standards. With the continuous improvement of environmental awareness and consumption level, consumers will be more willing to buy low-carbon products and services at reasonable prices.

DEKRA product carbon footprint verification service will be based on different state of product life cycles

  • From cradle to gate
  • Gate to Gate
  • From cradle to customer gate
  • From cradle to end customer (user)
  • From cradle to grave

DEKRA can issue carbon footprint labels for products based on the result of PCF verification

  • DKERA DTA Product Carbon Footprint Label (DEKRA Type Approval PCF Label)
  • DEKRA DTA Life Cycle Environmental Emission Label (DEKRA Type Approval LCA Label)
  • China Carbon Label (Authorized Assessment Agency of China Electronic Energy Conservation Association)

Benefits of product carbon footprint verification according to ISO14067

  • Evidence of environmentally friendly products
  • Meet the purchasing needs of consumers/customers for low-carbon products and guide the low-carbon product market
  • Overcome international green trade barriers and prepare products for entering the international market
  • Provide basis for green design of products
  • Provide reference for reducing the use of raw materials and increasing the selection of low-carbon suppliers
  • Improve the market competitiveness of products
  • Used for product marketing to enhance the added value of products
  • Enhance the brand value of product manufacturers
  • Enterprises fulfill their social responsibilities

Process of product carbon footprint verification according to ISO14067

  • Client application and provide product-related information
  • Signing the contract, determining the verification scope (time range and product life cycle boundary range) and guarantee level
  • Select the verification team
  • Verification planning (strategic analysis, risk assessment, design of evidence collection activities, prepare verification plan and evidence collection plan)
  • 1st stage verification (on-site or remote), establish LCA carbon footprint data model
  • 2nd stage of on-site verification, complete the verification report
  • Independent Review and Committee Decision
  • Issue a verification statement