BSI Carbon Footprinting Workshop

Carbon Footprint
Carbon Footprint

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend an Advanced course on using the new PAS 2050:2011 – Specification for the assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services.

The Publicly Available Specification (PAS) provides a method for assessing the life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of goods and services & can be used by organizations of all sizes and types, in any location, to assess the climate change impact of their products.

There are great opportunities to be gained through carbon footprinting provided it can be simple to apply and reliable. The course provided great insight into the hierarchy of data that can be applied and how the overall carbon footprinting process can be streamlined.

I was privileged to work with the earlier PAS 2050:2008 in relation to accreditation and its use by organisations to measure and manage their carbon footprint.

I encourage anyone interested in the subject of carbon footprinting, or seeking to measure their own organisation’s footprint of that of their products and services, to obtain a copy of PAS 2050:2011.

Unusually for a PAS, a copy is available from the BSI website for free together with the associated guidance.

For a free copy of PAS 2050:2011 and the associated guidance, please see

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