SGS sponsored the 5th PCF World Summit, April 7–8, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. Held at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, the forum provided an opportunity to share practical experience and knowledge about climate-conscious consumption and production.
SGS sponsored the 5th PCF World Summit, April 7-8 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. Held at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, the forum provided an ideal opportunity to share practical experience and knowledge about the move towards climate-conscious consumption and production.
International corporate best practices and emerging tools to support low-carbon and climate-conscious consumption models were subjects of discussion during the summit. Dr. Ahmad Ansari, SGS Sustainability Manager for Central Europe, gave a presentation about ‘Sound Carbon Footprint Assessment as the Basis for Verification and Credible Communication,' and Jonathan Hall, SGS Global Head of the Climate Change Program led a discussion around the ‘Future of Credibility in Carbon Footprinting.'
Carbon footprinting (http://www.sustainability.sgs.com/consumergoods/carbon-footprint.htm) plays an increasingly important role in the environmental and sustainability strategies of companies. The upcoming international standards constitute an important milestone in the uniform implementation of carbon management and when communicating with customers and stakeholders. Recipients of such information, whether they are customers, end-consumers or stakeholders, need to have trust in the information provided. This is particularly important when carbon footprint information is used in marketing claims and corporate communication.
The 5th PCF World Summit (http://www.pcf-world-forum.org) addressed the issue of Credibility in Carbon Footprint Information, as related to assurance and verification, the emerging international standards, its consideration in different international initiatives and programs and its practical relevance and implications for emerging economies and international trade.
For further information about the SGS Consumer Goods Sustainability service offering, please contact:
SGS Consumer Testing Services
Dr. Ahmad Ansari
Sustainability Manager, Central Eastern Europe
SGS Germany GmbH, Raboisen 28, 20095 Hamburg, Germany
t: +49 (0)40 570197415
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