ICRO is the first Italian company to develop a method for calculating the Carbon Footprint for paint products for furniture, kitchens and car interiors, thanks to the participation of the Carbon Footprint Italy program.
Climate change is real, in order to try to fight it, more and more companies have set themselves a goal of reducing the Carbon Footprint. Typically, the largest companies in the sector have given themselves a carbon footprint by 2025 -50% and neutrality by 2030. To achieve these ambitious goals, first of all it is necessary:
1. Calculate the current Carbon Footprint
2. Identify the main sources of CO2
3. Implement an improvement and mitigation plan
Already in point 1 the questions are many. What unique method to use? How to get the input data from suppliers? For this reason, ICRO has chosen within the EN ISO 14040 (LCA) standard the reference standard EN ISO 14067:2018 (Systematic approach) which indicates how to calculate the resulting Carbon Footprint for each product according to various parameters, certifying itself with CERTIQUALITY. Interested results that allow ICRO during product formulation to consider not only the performance and cost but also the environmental impact.
To carry out this calculation in 2022 ICRO first published in the sector in collaboration with Carbon Footprint Italy and EPD Italy, the PCR (Product Category Rule) regarding paint products for furniture and kitchens from the cradle to the ICRO gate, available on www.carbonfootprintitaly.it