UEIL and ATIEL to develop PCF methodology for lubricants and greases
The Union of the European Lubricants Industry (UEIL) and the Technical Association of the European Lubricants Industry (ATIEL) are collaborating to develop a methodology to calculate and report Product Carbon Footprints (PCFs) for lubricants and greases.
Beginning in January 2023, a working group has come together under the guidance of a consultant to develop a harmonized cradle-to-gate (blenders/marketers exit gate) PCF methodology.
The aim of the PCF working group is to develop a common standard that can be used by the entire lubricants industry, ensuring consistency and transparency throughout the entire supply chain.
It is anticipated that the PCF methodology for the lubricants and grease industry will be published in the second half of 2023.
“To be able to determine Product Carbon Footprints for Lubricants on a common, harmonized basis for the whole European Lubricants Industry is a decisive capability that we want to develop jointly with ATIEL,” said Mattia Adani, UEIL president.
“This joint PCF harmonization effort is of paramount importance in bringing a consistent approach to assess the environmental impacts of our products in line with the objectives of the European Green Deal and globally,” said Marco Digioia, ATIEL president.
UEIL represents the interests of the lubricants industry in Europe, with a special focus on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and independent companies that produce lubricants and metal processing fluids essential for the automotive and industrial sectors.
ATIEL is a non-for-profit association representing the combined knowledge and experience of leading European and international engine oil manufacturers and marketers.