Brenntag receives TÜV certification for product carbon footprint data

The independent external party TÜV Rheinland Energy has certified the calculation method for Brenntag’s comprehensive product carbon footprint data.

Brenntag makes emission reduction opportunities transparent in relation to logistics and transport, as well as in the manufacturing of products (Image: Brenntag)

Brenntag, a global market leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution, has been providing customers with comprehensive Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) data since December 2022. The unique PCF service called ‘CO2Xplorer’ is part of Brenntag’s sustainability strategy to promote and enhance transparency about greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to drive reductions across the entire supply chain.

After a systematic approach review by the independent external party TÜV Rheinland, a certification of the calculation method has been achieved. The certification confirms that the Brenntag’s PCF methodology approach meets the requirements of the internationally recognised standard ISO 14067:2018 and the Together for Sustainability (TfS) PCF Guideline.

Dr Andreas Kicherer, vice president sustainability, Brenntag Group: “Our concept of providing extensive PCF data for our product portfolio provides customers with highly valuable transparency into the GHG emissions associated with a product along its entire life cycle. The TÜV Rheinland certification clearly underlines the credibility of our calculation procedure.”

Transparency throughout the business

At the end of 2022, the 47 member companies of the chemical industry initiative TfS agreed on a uniform global standard for calculating their PCFs. Brenntag calculates PCF data according to this standard, considering the different stages of the supply chain. 

Brenntag also makes emission reduction opportunities transparent, not only in relation to the manufacturing of the products, but also in relation to logistics and transport. It offers business partners the opportunity to assess the products and services they buy from the Brenntag, effectively supporting them in achieving their sustainability goals.

Brenntag is the first global chemical distribution company to align its PCF calculation tool with the TfS rules. Starting from November 2023, Brenntag customers will receive all PCFs and a TfS-compliant report including the new TÜV declaration.

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