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Scope 3 GHG emissions programme

Scope 3 GHG emissions programme

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Two steps to decarbonising Scope 3

TfS members and suppliers 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,
and therefore an important focus for measurement and improvement.

Our comprehensive Scope 3 Programme includes 3 complementary elements:

PCF Guideline


White Paper



PCF Exchange Solution


Benefits of the TfS PCF Solution

Chemical suppliers can:

  • Find calculation criteria and instructions for developing chemical PCFs
  • Understand how to provide their corporate customers’ PCFs to the level of specificity requested
  • Improve their sustainability performance and that of their value chain

Corporations can:

  • Find guidance for calculating Scope 3.1 emissions1 using PCFs
  • Understand the data and information needed to evaluate Scope 3 emissions in their chemical supply chains
  • Better identify GHG-reduction opportunities

1 Upstream GHG emissions from the production of purchased goods and services.

Learn more in our videos

Discover the TfS PCF Guideline video (02:25)

Discover the TfS PCF Guideline video (02:25)

Subtitles in Mandarin.

Introduction to the TfS PCF Guideline (16:50)

Resources for suppliers

To help you take your first step in your PCF journey,
we have gathered useful resources and training material together in one place.

Freely accessible to all, the Supplier toolkit will help you get up to speed in no time.


What are you waiting for?

Join us in providing accurate data and reducing emissions.

Supporting documents

TfS are here to support your efforts to decarbonise. We have compiled resources in these downloadable documents.

PCF Guideline
Supplier briefing


solution flyer


Get ready to decarbonise handbook on supplier engagement


TfS Overview on available training

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