UEIL and ATIEL to develop PCF methodology for lubricants and greases
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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.