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The Carbon Trust helps keep Amcor Flexible’s life cycle assessment tool at the top of the game

20 September 2012 | News

The Carbon Trust recently certified global packaging leader Amcor's 'Advanced Sustainability Stewardship Evaluation Tool' (ASSET™) - a key element of their journey towards excellence in sustainability.

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As a global packaging leader, Amcor Flexibles has a responsibility to manage the environmental impacts of all its operations and products.

The Carbon Trust recently certified Amcor's 'Advanced Sustainability Stewardship Evaluation Tool' (ASSET™) - a key element of their journey towards excellence in sustainability.

Through the ASSET™ toolkit and in close partnership with customers, Amcor Flexibles applies a life cycle-based approach to identify opportunities to improve the sustainability of packaging solutions. With more than 500 life cycle assessments run each year with ASSET™, the tool is an integral part of the company's product development process.

 

ASSET™ enables us to align our packaging development with the sustainability objectives of our customers, and makes the use of carbon footprinting and other life cycle data 'business as usual'. With ASSET™ we deliver both incremental as well as step change sustainability improvements that benefit our company, our customers and the complete value chain.

Gerald Rebitzer, Sustainability Leader at Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas

 

The certification by Carbon Trust Certification underpins the tool's credibility by confirming that the cradle-to-gate carbon footprinting methodology in ASSET™ is in conformity with the requirements of the key international standards in this area - the GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard and the PAS 2050.

Furthermore, the background life cycle data will undergo periodic surveillance by the Carbon Trust to ensure it continues to conform to international standards.

 

 

It is great to see companies like Amcor Flexibles develop tools which enable them to provide transparent carbon footprint information to their customers. Amcor Flexibles have gone a step further to provide confidence to their customers by having the background methodology and calculations of ASSETTM independently certified by the Carbon Trust. Having a full understanding of where carbon reductions can be made is a critical step to lowering the environmental impact of a product.

Darran Messem, Managing Director of Certification at the Carbon Trust

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