Scope 3 GHG Emissions Programme
Get ready to decarbonise your Scope 3
Committed to making chemical supply chains more sustainable, TfS members and suppliers also share the responsibility to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the chemical industry. Scope 3 (upstream) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions constitute a major share of a chemical company’s emissions.
Access here our resources to get started on your Scope 3 Decarbonisation Journey.
Product Carbon Footprint Guideline by TfS
Calculating the carbon footprint of products provides the best product-level information for identification, tracking and reducing scope 3 GHG emissions in the industry.
Taking the lead for the chemical industry, in September 2022 TfS launched the Product Carbon Footprint Guideline for calculation for chemical materials which will enable suppliers and corporations to produce and later on share high-quality carbon footprint data.
November 2022 update: Launch of a more robust version of the PCF Guideline covering also Corporate Accounting
On November 8 2022, TfS launched an even more robust version of the PCF Guideline covering also Corporate Accounting. The full open-source PCF Guideline allows suppliers and companies to calculate PCFs and Corporate Scope 3 Category 1 (Scope 3.1 – purchased goods and services) GHG emissions. The updated Guideline will be a vital instrument for working on real and meaningful emission reductions to help decarbonise the entire industry together.
PCF Guideline available in different languages
You can view and download the PCF Guideline including Corporate Accounting on this website also in Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish (see section below).
Piloting the TfS PCF data-sharing solution
TfS kicked off a pilot of the PCF data-sharing solution, an IT solution using Siemens’ SiGREEN technology, that enables TfS members and suppliers to safely share upstream product carbon footprint. It will make it easier for business to conduct cross-industry comparisons and compile and manage their emissions across all three scopes. The pilot is expected to be completed early 2024.
The PCF Guideline is available in different languages
Questions? Contact us.
Scope 3 News
Together for Sustainability successfully held 2023 Supplier Training Event
Boost for chemical sector decarbonisation as industry initiative strengthens its collaboration with WBCSD’s Partnership for Carbon Transparency
APAG supports the TfS Product Carbon Footprint Guideline methodology
The PCF Guideline: A unique solution for the chemical industry and beyond
TfS members practice what they preach – they are committed to climate action in line with the Paris agreement and GHG emission reduction
- First-of-its kind, chemical industry-specific and tailored to meet the unique challenges when calculating PCFs
- “Audit-ready”, ISO-compliant, and accepted by the GHG Protocol
- “Open source”, useful for global industries using chemical materials
- A pilot with more than 50 companies will ensure wide user acceptance and adoption
Benefits for corporations and suppliers
for calculating scope 3.1 emissions1 (purchased goods and services) using PCFs
UNDERSTAND THE DATA
and information needed to evaluate scope 3 emissions in the chemical supply chains
BETTER IDENTIFY GHG REDUCTION OPPORTUNITIES
and reputation among customers, investors and key stakeholders
to the level of specificity that customers request
FIND CALCULATION CRITERIA
and instructions for determining chemical PCFs
UNDERSTAND HOW TO PROVIDE
corporate customers PCFs to the level of specificity they are requesting
IMPROVE SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE
and that of the value chain
1 Source: CDP, “Running Hot – Accelerating Europe’s path to Paris” (page 31).
On 9 November 2022, WBCSD and Together for Sustainability hosted a virtual panel discussion with three major chemical companies – BASF, Merck, Mitsibushi Chemical – that have begun using the PCF Guideline. During this interactive event, cross-sector sustainability leaders and chemical companies shared their experience with the PCF Guideline, including:
• What it is
• How suppliers and corporations can use it
• How it can be rolled out in your organisation
• Above all, why it matters.
The recording of the event is now available!
The TfS PCF Guideline videos
Discover the TfS PCF Guideline video
Discover the TfS PCF Guideline video with Chinese subtitles
Introduction to the TfS PCF Guideline
Together we will reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions in the chemical industry
Should you have any queries about the TfS Scope 3 GHG Emissions Programme, please contact us.