Under the increasing needs of products’ carbon footprint calculation, the basic ability to calculate and disclose carbon footprint has become the important communication tools for government and industry to achieve carbon reduction targets, to declare its corporate social responsibility and to market green product to the public.
In 2013, Executive Yuan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has constructed product carbon footprint calculation platform to correspond to the industry’s need. EPA hopes the industry can increase their ability to calculate and disclose carbon footprint by accessing the platform which has the characteristic of convenience, timeliness, accuracy and integrity to get the information under the concept of sharing the information.
This year, we develop the new task based on the basis of “105 annual carbon footprint disclosure of information services project work plan”, there are five points as follows: (1) Renew and construct the carbon emission factor by accessing Taiwan EPA’s EMS system, introducing or localizing from life cycle database of foreign countries and consulting the industry. (2) Revise “The review procedure of carbon emission factor (version 2.0)” and communicate with the public and private sector for the issue of constructing carbon emission factors and introducing the product carbon footprint calculation platform into the industries. (3) Promote product carbon footprint calculation platform and find the new users by cooperating with the consultancy and the academic research institution, attending ACFN conference, and holding illustration meeting. (4) Draw up the critical review procedure with using the product carbon footprint calculation platform after analyzing the verification procedure of Japan, Korea and Thailand. (5) Keep updating the functions related to the platform in order to not only make carbon footprint inventory procedure standardized and systematized but also lower the threshold of calculating carbon footprint in every industry by getting the feedback from the users of the platform.