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Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Product (PD9427)

Amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted by the product over its lifetime.
Reporting format
Number of Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent
Metric type
Flow
Metric level
Product/Service
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Product (PD9427). v4.0.

Footnote

Organizations should footnote all assumptions used, including emissions calculation assumptions/tools used.

Usage Guidance

  • This metric is intended to capture the potential GHG emissions of the product during its useable lifetime. This calculation should not include GHG emissions related to the production or transport of the product.
  • Organizations that wish to report the GHG emissions reduced due to the product can report against Greenhouse Gas Reductions due to Products Sold (PI5376).
  • The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) is the most widely used international accounting tool to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions. For more information on the GHG Protocol organizations can refer to:
    - Greenhouse Gas Protocol Standards http://www.ghgprotocol.org/standards