Product Carbon Footprint
Calcu­lation

 

Get an overview of the greenhouse gas emissions of a product –
the calculation of the product carbon footprint

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Gain insights into the CO2e emissions along your value chain

Determining the carbon footprint of a product is often complex and time-consuming, as CO2e emissions are generated at various points along a product’s value chain. This information must first be successfully requested from suppliers and verified before it can contribute to the calculation of the PCF.

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Our Services

    Algorithm-based quantification and learning system

    • The assignment of your materials and components to emission factors or primary data from suppliers is algorithm-based. Our learning Telusio engine enables the automatic recognition of input data (e.g. materials).

    High level of detail and verification

    • Our work is based on the activity-based method in accordance with the GHG protocol and ISO standard 14067 (bottom-up approach), including verification by GUTCert.

     

      Robust and future-oriented

      • Our software and data-based approach enables a high level of transparency and verifiability of the calculation and the results. In addition, we can flexibly process and combine emission values from your suppliers as well as from recognized emission databases.

      Structured data preparation

      • You send us your unprocessed input data once, we take care of the data processing, quantification and prepare various analysis options for you. In addition, purchased composite components are no longer a black box. With our Telusio method, we also determine the CO2e emissions for these – even if your supplier is not yet able to provide information.

       

      Efficient Calculation
      of a Product’s
      Emissions

       

      Our calculations are based on the activity-based method of the GHG Protocol and the ISO 14067 standard. This is verified by GUTcert.

      Therefore you get very detailed results based on your activity data, suitable for a third-party verification.

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      Our Consultation Offer

      We support you in determining the product carbon footprint of your products.

      When determining the product carbon footprint, we consider all relevant aspects along the life cycle of the product in accordance with the relevant standards (ISO standard 14067 and GHG Protocol). This is done either within the system boundaries of the Cradle-to-Gate (from the cradle to the factory gate), Cradle-to-Customer (from the cradle to the customer) or Cradle-to-Grave (from the cradle to the grave) assessment.

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      How does the Product Carbon Footprint calculation work in detail?

      The evaluation of the “material carbon footprint”, i.e. the emissions caused by procurement and pre-processing, serves as the base dimension for determining the total greenhouse gases produced. In this calculation step, all emissions from procurement and pre-processing (materials, purchased goods and services, packaging, as well as auxiliary and operating materials) are included. This dimension forms the basis of every calculation, as here, most emissions are usually generated.

      In the next step, the calculation of the “Logistic Carbon Footprint”, the emissions generated in the upstream transportation of suppliers to your production site (upstream logistics), are considered.

      The emissions from the relevant production processes are then calculated at product level. Direct and indirect emissions from Scope 1 and 2, as well as other emissions from Scope 3, are included here, such as other energy-relevant activities and waste.

      For the Cradle-to-Gate calculation, the assessment of the product carbon footprints is now complete, while for the Cradle-to-Customer PCF perspective, the emissions from downstream transportation are also taken into account.

      For the Cradle-to-Grave calculation, the emissions from the usage phase and disposal are also calculated.

      The Core of our Service Portfolio is the TELUSIO Engine

      With our learning Telusio Engine, we can offer a scalable CO2e calculation of your products.

      This includes:

      • Automatic recognition of input data (e.g. materials and purchased components) by the learning system.
      • Algorithm-based quantification of your bill of materials and other input data with emission factors or primary data from your suppliers.

      Based on this, we can offer you a very systematic, scalable and resource-saving approach to CO2e determination.

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      Data Preparation leads to precise Calculations

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      The TELUSIO Approach

      Even if your master data might be incomplete, we prepare it leveraging our tried-and-tested Telusio approach. This includes, for example, completing your parts list entries regarding materials and weights.

       

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      Success Story Bausch + Ströbel

      The learning TELUSIO Engine: PCF calculation at Bausch + Ströbel

      Bausch + Ströbel is a company in the machinery industry manufacturing special machines primarily for the pharmaceutical industry. The company benefits from the learning Telusio Engine with an ever-growing share of materials and components that is automatically recognized by our software. The automatic identification rate, which is now over 90%, not only enables a more accurate calculation of the product carbon footprint, but also saves time and resources.

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      “We only sent TELUSIO an unprocessed data print. Within 6 weeks, we had a product carbon footprint for our complex system.”

      Marcus Michl,
      Head of Quality Management & Qualification at Bausch + Ströbel

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      PCF Calculation: Your benefits at a glance

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      Detailed disclosure of the CO2e emissions of a product or product portfolio.

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      Convincing arguments in the external presentation:
      Prepared results as a PCF report for customers, sales, and investors.

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      Analysis of CO2e emissions per material type, component and assembly group for construction and research (EcoDesign) and purchasing (Sustainable Procurement).

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      Receive a highly detailed product carbon footprint thanks to structured data preparation. This allows for detailed analyses and robustness for external verification of PCF results.

      Would you like to learn more?

      Please contact us via the contact form or send us an inquiry by e-mail to Dr. Johannes Weibl J.Weibl@telusio.com.

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      Dr. Johannes Weibl

      Founder and Managing Director
      J.Weibl@telusio.com
      (089) 24418366