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 2012, 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 “107 annual carbon footprint disclosure of information services project work plan”, there are four points as follows: (1)Renew and construct raw material and energy’s carbon emission factor by accessing Taiwan EPA’s EMS system, obtaining the public information from the government agencies and so on. (2) Confirm the accuracy of carbon emission factor used by the carbon label applicant depending on the document ”The review process of carbon emission factor (Third version) ” (3) Keep updating the functions related to the platform by collecting user feedback and helping industry finish critical review by using the platform in order to lower the burden of calculating carbon footprint, verification and applying carbon label in every industry. (4) Attend the ACFN conference in order to let our carbon label scheme in line with other country and to obtain the latest information from other country.