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Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Product (PD9427)

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the product during the product lifetime.

Organizations should footnote emissions calculation assumptions/tools used.
Reporting format
Number of metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent
Metric type
Metric
Metric level
Product/Service
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2014. Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Product (PD9427). V3.0.

Usage Guidance

  • This metric is intended to capture the potential GHG emissions of the product during its useable lifetime.
  • Organizations that wish to report the GHG emissions reduced due to the product can report against Greenhouse Gas Reductions due to Products Sold (PI5376).
  • Organizations should refer to the following sources for further guidance:
    - WRI Greenhouse Gas Protocol Standards (http://www.ghgprotocol.org/standards)
    - International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) emission factors (http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp)
    - Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) (https://www.globalreporting.org/reporting/g4/Pages/default.aspx)
    - CDM Methodologies (http://cdm.unfccc.int/methodologies/index.html)
  • Calculations should be made leveraging GHG Protocol guidelines/methodologies to the extent possible.