BASF offers PCF for ingredients portfolio in human and animal nutrition markets

BASF offers PCF for ingredients portfolio in human and animal nutrition markets

Product Carbon Footprints (PCFs) for specific vitamin A and E products at least 20 % better than global market average

  • By ICN Bureau | September 15, 2023

BASF has calculated the Product Carbon Footprints (PCFs) for vitamins, carotenoids, beverage processing polymers, feed enzymes and feed performance ingredients for the human and animal nutrition markets.1 The BASF methodology for calculating PCFs is certified by TÜV Rheinland according to the internationally recognized standard, ISO 14067:2018.

The PCF sums up the total greenhouse gas emissions generated by a product over the different stages of its life cycle. This makes PCFs the central tool for creating transparency on emissions and identifying levers to reduce CO2 emissions. PCFs of BASF products comprise all product-related greenhouse gas emissions that occur until the BASF product leaves the factory gate for the customer: from the purchased raw material to the use of energy in production processes.

BASF conducted the benchmarks for specific vitamin A and E products as they show a high CO2 avoidance potential for customers. BASF will evaluate an expansion of this approach to further products in its vitamin and carotenoid portfolio.    

BASF’s goal is to maintain this competitive PCF advantage in the future. Recent investments in a world-scale wind farm, long-term renewable Power Purchase Agreements, and strategic partnerships on industrial-scale heat pumps will enable sizeable emissions reductions.

“We are committed to support our customers to progress on their emission reduction targets. Our offer of specific vitamin A and E products with certified product carbon footprint better than the global market average is outstanding and we are proud to deliver this competitive PCF advantage to our customers,” says Julia Raquet, Senior Vice President Global Business Unit Nutrition Ingredients.

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