04 Oct '11, 11am

GHG Protocol Launches Long-Awaited Value Chain, Product Standards

GHG Protocol Launches Long-Awaited Value Chain, Product Standards

We've grown used to companies revealing the carbon footprints of their operations over the last decade. We've also witnessed their struggle to measure the greenhouse gas emissions produced by products or beyond their four walls. That task was made a little easier today with the release of two new Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The standards aim to give companies a comprehensive view of the life cycle impacts of their products and value chains. This may lead to more profitable and efficient supply chains and products. "Until you do a life cycle assessment (LCA), you truly don't know where the opportunities lie, where energy is used, and how you can create a product or service that has the most benefit with the least impact," said Steve Leffin, director of ...

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