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Evaluation trials of the PAS 2050 - EV0426

BSI has developed a Publicly Available Specification (PAS 2050) in 2008 as a method for measuring the embodied greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from products and services at the request of Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and the Carbon Trust.

To assist the use and uptake of the PAS 2050, Defra are running trials on particular products and services. These trials involve two products and one service. An `LCA specialist` has been appointed to work on these trials in conjunction with the company project manager and their relevant team (e.g. supply chain procurement etc).

This project summarises the experiences of these three trials:
o IBM – carbon footprint of the Whole Farm Approach (WFA) IT service;
o AkzoNobel – carbon footprint of Dulux white matt paint; and
o Johnson & Johnson (J&J) – carbon footprint of baby wipes.

The project report for the IBM trial can be found under project code EV0425. The individual reports for AkzoNobel and Johnson and Johnson are below, alongside the Summary Report for the whole project.
The objectives of the LCA specialist is to:
• Provide expert knowledge and advice on LCA and using the PAS 2050 method;
• Provide suitable LCA Software (including database) to generate the carbon footprint of the products/services using PAS 2050; and
• Record the experiences and ‘lessons learnt’ while using the PAS 2050.
Project Documents
• Final Report : AkzoNobel Trial of the PAS2050   (571k)
• Final Report : J&J Trial of the PAS2050   (629k)
• Summary Report : Summary of all Trials of the PAS2050   (645k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2008

To: 2009

Cost: £32,795
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Environmental Resources Management - Oxford
Sustainable Consumption and Production              
Sustainable Development              
Sustainable Production              
Fields of Study
Sustainable Consumption and Production