Höganäs introduces powder-specific carbon footprint reports

July 2, 2024

July 2, 2024

Höganäs is now able to provide a product-specific carbon footprint for all products with complete lifecycle assessment models in place (Courtesy Höganäs AB)
Höganäs is now able to provide a product-specific carbon footprint for all products with complete lifecycle assessment models in place (Courtesy Höganäs AB)

Sweden’s Höganäs AB has announced that it is now able to provide a product-specific carbon footprint (PCF) reports for all products with complete lifecycle assessment (LCA) models in place. The move is intended to support customers in their emission-reduction goals, and contribute to Höganäs’ long-term target of reaching net-zero emissions by 2037.

“Many of our customers already face demands from their own customers to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the value chain (scope 3),” stated Fredrik Vinnerborg, Product Portfolio Manager. “This will become increasingly important as many car manufacturers have set net-zero targets. Thanks to the data we provide in our PCFs, our customers gain a powerful tool to reduce their scope 3 emissions.”

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Höganäs stated that it is the first metal powder producer to provide full transparency on its cradle-to-gate product-specific emissions to the market. The product carbon footprint (PCF) calculations follow the ISO 14067:2018 standard and communicate how many kg CO2 eq. is emitted for every kg of metal powder produced.

“To ensure transparency and enhance communication with customers we have created Product Carbon Footprint summary reports, for all base powders which have LCA models in place,” added Sofia Poulikidou, LCA Specialist.

“We encourage our customers to reach out to their usual contact person at Höganäs to learn more about how we can support them in their sustainability journey and help reduce their scope 3 emissions with the assistance of PCFs,” Vinnerborg.

Cradle to gate approach in PCFs

The PCFs cover all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions throughout the entire production chain, from a cradle-to-gate perspective. This includes all activities, from raw material acquisition and inbound transport to energy and fuel production, as well as processing activities at Höganäs’ sites. Downstream activities such as product distribution to customers, components manufacturing, use, and end-of-life are excluded.


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