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Greenhouse gas emissions for horticulture products




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Greenhouse gas emissions for horticulture products – new BSI document – free download


PAS 2050-1:2012 Assessment of life cycle greenhouse gas emissions for horticulture products is designed to meet the product carbon footprint needs of the horticulture sector. Used in conjunction with PAS 2050, it will help reduce the impact of products on climate change. PAS 2050-1 provides a framework to calculate carbon footprint, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, increase efficiency, and cut costs.

'This new Standard is the first step towards calculating the greenhouse gas emissions consistently across the whole chain of the horticulture industry to facilitate verifiable and comparable results,' says Agnes van Ardenne, President of the Product Board of Horticulture (Netherlands).

'PAS 2050-1 is the first of what is expected to be a new series of sector focus specifications that will enhance the application of PAS 2050 following its revision in September 2011,' says Shirley Bailey Wood, Director of Publishing at BSI.

PAS 2050 helps horticulture organisations around the world to quantify the life cycle GHG emissions of goods and services. The Standard also helps organisations to:
• get a better understanding and control over their supply chain, and identify 'hotspots' and related cost/energy saving opportunities
• devise ongoing programmes to reduce GHG emissions
• measure climate change improvements over time
• improve relationships with stakeholders and achieve greater cooperation with peers, suppliers, and customers by providing GHG emissions information for products that are used in other products further down the supply chain.
The release of PAS 2050-1 coincides with other products and services designed to help organisations to achieve a more sustainable and efficient business model, including:
• ISO 50001:2011 Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use
• BS 8904:2011 Guidance for community sustainable development
• BS 8900 Guidance for managing sustainable development, due for release in August 2012.
Download a free PDF of PAS 2050-1:2012 Assessment of life cycle greenhouse gas emissions for horticulture products.
Visit our website to download a free PDF of PAS 2050:2011 Specification for the assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services.

Note: You can order PDFs of BS and ISO Standards by calling 0800 782 632 during business hours or emailing enquiries@standards.co.nz. Members of Standards New Zealand receive a 20% discount on all Standards. For more information, visit our membership page or call 0800 782 632 during business hours.

Related Standards
ISO 50001:2011 Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use
BS 8904:2011 Guidance for community sustainable development
Related Touchstone articles
ISO 50001 Energy management Standard – adopted as European Standard, March 2012
Carbon footprinting – revised BSI Standard available free, November 2011
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