All consumable products contribute to climate change in some way. In order to reduce emissions and curb climate change, we must first understand where emissions are coming from.
The Planet FWD software and databases reference global standards for conducting carbon footprint analyses using life cycle assessment (“LCA”) including:
ISO 14067:2018 Greenhouse gases — Carbon footprint of products — Requirements and guidelines for quantification
ISO 14040:2006 and ISO 14044 Environmental Management - Life cycle Assessment Principles and Framework
Product Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
• Planet FWD product LCAs are holistic, can be compared across products, and provide actionable insights. Planet FWD’s modeling capabilities allow brands to input their own supply chain and recipe data to receive results that are reflective of your unique product and supply chain characteristics.
• We offer both cradle-to-processing-gate (cradle-to-gate) and cradle-to-grave LCA estimates.
Our tools are powered by a comprehensive commercially available life-cycle inventory (LCI) database for North American food production and processing. Our database and models enable the modeling of agricultural supply chain emissions based on farm management practices, soil and climate conditions, and other factors. Our team of experts continually updates our database and models as new data and methodologies become available.