Better data

MEANS better

decisions

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.

PLANET FWD  has developed a science-backed, data-driven tool to reduce the cost and complexity of carbon assessments for consumer products. We make it easier for brands to assess and manage emissions, lower their GHG impact, and release sustainable, carbon neutral products.

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METHODOLOGY:

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Corporate Greenhouse Gas Inventory (GHGI)
Planet FWD Corporate Greenhouse Gas Inventories (CGHGI) cover Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, using a combination of company spend data and data on key materials and process flows.

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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.

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How we assess product life cycle

Material Acquisition and
Pre-Processing Transportation
Material Acquisition and
Pre-Processing Transportation
Manufacturing and Production
Distribution and Storage
Product Usage
Product Disposal

DATA QUALITY:

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.

CARBON NEUTRAL 
PROGRAM

The Product Protocol is designed to help brands achieve Carbon Neutrality for products by taking the following steps:

1.  Calculate greenhouse gas emissions in alignment with global standards
Planet FWD follows international standards: GHG Protocol, PAS 2050, and ISO 14040/4

2.  Establish a plan for emissions reductions that is specific, measurable, and impactful
Planet FWD helps identify and quantify opportunities for emissions reductions

3.  Offset unavoidable emissions with carbon credits that meet Planet FWD’s criteria for additionality, quantification, permanence, registration, and social and environmental impacts
Planet FWD has vetted carbon credit providers against strict criteria for measurability, additionality, permanence, and avoidance of social and environmental harms

4.  Communicate carbon neutrality commitments
Support transparency and prevent consumer confusion with carbon labelling by working with Planet FWD guidelines

To ensure consistency in life cycle assessments across all Planet FWD carbon neutral products, greenhouse gas emissions life cycle assessments are conducted as cradle-to-grave assessments using Planet FWD’s CarbonScopeData life-cycle inventory (LCI) database.

NET ZERO
Program

Planet FWD Net Zero programs are developed in alignment with Science-Based Targets Initiative.

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