Framework provides a comprehensive structure, overview and guidance for individual CEPI member companies to estimate--and communicate with stakeholders--the net greenhouse gas emissions associated with their products (carbon footprint). Evaluation of carbon footprint is based on 10 elements throughout the products’ supply chain.
Geographical Areas of Interest
Supply Chain Focus
First two elements of the framework evaluate carbon sequestration and storage in forests, and promote maintaining the lands forested. Encourages members to estimate (i) changes in carbon stocks and link them to specific products, and (ii) carbon stored in their products.
Promotes the use of recognized standards in the evaluation of the carbon footprint including official standards, such as ISO guidelines for life cycle assessments and the Carbon Trust. It provides guidance about stakeholder-supported resources such as EPAT, WRI/WBCSD’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol and the Paper Profile.
Promotes the maintenance of lands forested and emphasizes on the renewability of forest products.
Provides guidance in the assessment of fossil fuel-derived CO2 emissions in the manufacturing process. Inclusion in the evaluation of other greenhouse gas emissions is left at the discretion of the company.
Fresh and Recycled Fiber
Provides guidance in the assessment of greenhouse gas emissions generated by producing wood fiber and recycled fiber.
Framework provides a structure and guidance for individual CEPI membercompanies to estimate – and communicate with stakeholders – the net greenhouse gas emissions associated with their products (carbon footprint). Evaluation of carbon footprint is based on 10 elements throughout the supply chain: carbon sequestered in forests and stored in forest products, emissions in transportation, manufacturing, use, recycling and disposal. Highlights the renewability of forests and the capacity of forests and forest products to sequester and store carbon.