The carbon accounting model uses the relevant product carbon footprint (PCF) – so the amount of CO2emissions specific to a certain product – compared to an up-to-date, representative base period. Where is the product manufactured? How much "green power" is used in production? Which energy sources are used, and in what quantities? The PCF is determined by factors like these, and is recalculated every year in November upon submission of the latest emissions factors and values.
We've developed a validated tool to calculate the PCF of our 7,000+ individual cold-rolled strip products. All the BILSTEIN GROUP's German plants, and therefore our entire product portfolio, were successfully validated for the first time in 2023 by the accredited certifying body GUTcert, and will be re-validated every year. Meanwhile, the PCFs for each product are calculated in accordance with the GHG Protocol Product Standard and ISO 14067.
During the 2021 reporting year, there was …
… a volume-weighted average of 2,361 kg CO2equivalent per tonne for all BILSTEIN plants.
… a volume-weighted average of 2,636 kg CO2equivalent per tonne for all HUGO VOGELSANG plants.