We are happy to announce the following programme changes and additions for the 6th PCF World Summit on 26-27 October 2011 in Berlin:
DANONE ON MEASURING THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF 35,000 PRODUCTS ON A REGULAR BASIS
On Day 1 of the Summit Laura Palmeiro and Richard Catteloin from Danone will speak on their effort to calculate, analyse and manage the carbon footprint of 35,000 products. To support its ambitious GHG reduction goals up to 2012, Danone has teamed up with SAP to simplify the measurement and management of the carbon emissions of 35,000 products, including a detailed view of every step in their life cycles.
FRENCH RETAILER CASINO ON THE ADVANCEMENTS OF ITS ENVIRONMENTAL LABELLING PROJECT
Marc Voinnesson from French retailer Casino will present the current status of its product environmental labelling project, which has evolved from the original “L’Indice Carbone” as part of the French Environmental Declaration Programme and shall include 300 products by the end of 2012. The project is implented in collaboration with other retailers, manufacturers, NGOs and supporting organisations.
NATIONAL INITIATIVES: UPDATES ON THE CARBON LABELLING PROJECT IN SOUTH KOREA
Kyung-hwan Kim from South Korea will introduce recent developments around the carbon labelling programme in South Korea.
LEVERAGING FUNDS FOR REDUCING GHG EMISSIONS OF SMALL-SCALE PRODUCERS WITHIN THE FAIRTRADE NETWORK
Pieter Louw from FLO-CERT will speak on how the Fairtrade network is raising funds for reducing GHG emissions in supply chains involving small-scale producers.
ACCOUNTING FOR LOWER GREEN POWER GHG EMISSIONS IN CARBON FOOTPRINT ASSESSMENTS
Instead of the originally foreseen debate on Day 2 we have decided to take up the issue of accounting for the use of “green power” in carbon footprint calculations. Current standards make the inclusion of lower emission factors from specific suppliers practically impossible. The session will stress the demand for better recognition of supplier specific emission factors, e.g. through the use of certified “green power”, and explore how this will or may be included in future standards and methodologies.
Please consider taking part in our short and anonymous three-question online survey on the inclusion of “green power” in product and corporate carbon footprint calculations: