Clariant Tool Tracks Carbon Footprint Of Company’s Products

Nov. 9, 2022
New tool calculates carbon footprints of Clariant products according to industry standard ISO 14067.

Clariant launches CliMate, an automated carbon footprint calculator that reportedly offers cradle-to-gate greenhouse gas (GHG) emission data for hundreds of the company’s products, in line with the ISO 14067 norm. The company says it is pursuing ambitious science-based climate targets and the CliMate tool will play a crucial role in its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its value chains.

Public policy initiatives aimed at making sustainable products the norm strengthen the need for increased transparency, according to Clariant. In the European Union new legal requirements reportedly are already under development that will require businesses and manufacturers to demonstrate the sustainability performance of their products including measurements of the carbon footprint.

The new tool is based on leading standards for PCF calculations, including ISO 14067, one of the most commonly used standards in that area. CliMate is also validated by the independent organization TÜV Rheinland, according to the company. Clariant’s internal team of experts used existing GHG tracking systems information and combined it with its product recipes to develop the bespoke solution with support from industry specialists.

CliMate will enable Clariant to showcase, in a consistent way, PCF improvements over time as it continues to achieve ongoing reductions in emissions within its own operations and from purchased goods and services, according to the company. The information provided by the calculations reportedly will also be used by Clariant to uncover improvement opportunities within its supply chains.

“We will adopt the product carbon footprint data guideline currently established by Together for Sustainability (TfS) – the chemical industry initiative focused on enhancing sustainability in supply chains. This guideline reflects leading standards for scope 3 greenhouse gas accounting and reporting,” says Markus Mirgeler, chief procurement officer at Clariant, in a press release from the company. Clariant says it is engaging with its raw material suppliers to share their carbon footprint data and demonstrate the greenhouse gas emission reductions expected by Clariant from its strategic suppliers.

Read the press release at: www.clariant.com

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