ATC: TfS guideline best serves PCF calculation for additives industry
Early this year, members of the Technical Committee of Petroleum Additive Manufacturers in Europe (ATC), engaged in a detailed review of The Product Carbon Footprint Guideline for the Chemical Industry, developed and published by Together for Sustainability (TfS) in November 2022.
Member companies of the ATC, which represent additive manufacturers in Europe, announced on May 31, 2023 that they have concluded that the TfS guideline best serves the ambitions of upstream raw material suppliers and downstream stakeholders to calculate product carbon footprints (PCF), and to identify and implement actions and initiatives to reduce their own carbon footprint.
Together for Sustainability is a procurement-driven initiative created by chemical companies with the goal of assessing, auditing, and improving the sustainability practices within their supply chains. The program is based on the UN Global Compact and Responsible Care® principles.
TfS is a global organisation with regional representation in Asia, North and South America. TfS develops and drives innovative responsible sourcing solutions through the global chemical industry. The 47 members of TfS represent a global turnover in the chemical industry of more than EUR800 billion (USD854 billion) and global spend of more than EUR500 billion (USD534 billion).
“ATC recognises that the TfS guideline is both compliant with ISO 14067 and provides a specificity and level of detail that are appropriate to the fuels and lubricants additive industry,” the Brussels, Belgium-based organisation said in a statement.
“ATC recommends the TfS guideline to be the best and most appropriate methodology for the sharing of product carbon footprint data for fuel and lubricant additives in a transparent and consistent manner along the entire value chain. We also welcome and support the work of our partners in the fuels and lubricants value chains in developing and maintaining harmonised (aligned) PCF methodologies and guidelines for both cradle to gate (lubricant formulator / marketers gate) and cradle to grave / end of life,” said Jacquie Berryman, ATC president.