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7th PCF World Summit, 17-18 April 2012, Berlin

From Environmental Footprinting to Implementation: Renewable Energy in the Value Chain

7th PCF World Summit, 17-18 April 2012, Berlin

About the PCF World Forum Consumption of goods and services contributes to a large share of worldwide GHG emissions. Solutions are ­needed to help companies manage and communicate the ­climate and environmental impact of their products. They are also n ­ eeded to provide consumers with the ­necessary ­informa­tion to make climate-conscious consumption ­decisions. The Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) World Forum is a neutral platform to share practical experiences and ­knowledge towards climate-conscious consumption and production. The international platform provides orientation in current standardisation processes and creates opportunities for discussing international corporate best practices and emerging tools to support low carbon and climate-conscious consumption models.

The PCF World Forum was created out of the ambition to talk with each other and not just about each other. There is an increasing number of initiatives around the world, but the real understanding of respective approaches and activities is limited. Over the past years, representatives from a range of organisations and initiatives have come together at the PCF World Summits, PCF World Forum Update Workshops and dedicated Dialogue Forums Low Carbon Society to give insights into their own work, discuss and interpret current ­developments and explore possible common pathways. The PCF World Summits have stimulated several working groups such as the current Task Force on international harmonisation of Product Category Rules (PCR) and direct collaboration between participants.

Speakers at the 6th PCF World Summit. From left to right: Ismail Yahya, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, Nigeria | Rasmus Priess, PCF World Forum/ THEMA1, Germany | Richard Catteloin, Danone, France | Sylvain Chevassus, Ministry of Sustainable ­Development, France | Gianluca Gondolini, ­Rainforest Alliance | Olivier Jan, Bio Intelligence Service, France | Laura Palmeiro, Danone, France | Marc Voinnesson, Casino, France | Jacob Bilabel, THEMA1, Germany | Steffen Gentis, BBDO Proximity, Germany | Katherine Hunter, ­British Standard Institute, UK | Maureen Nowak, defra, UK | Thomas Albisser, Hop-Cube, France | Masayuki Kanzaki, JEMAI, Japan | ­Cynthia Cummis, World Resources ­Institute/ GHG P ­ rotocol Initiative, US | Tom Savage, Savage & Hall, UK | Rana Pant, Joint Research Centre/ European Commission, Italy | Euan ­Murray, Independent Consultant, UK | Samsideen Alabi-Newton, Lagos State Environmental ­Protection Agency, Nigeria

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Summit Focus From Environmental Footprinting to Implementation: Renewable Energy in the Value Chain Day 1, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 Implementation of international carbon ­ footprinting standards gains speed worldwide A lot of effort has been put into developing common stan­ dards for carbon footprinting of products and ­value chains over the past years. A development that has been closely followed by the PCF World Forum c­ ommunity. Though many had worked and hoped for (only) one ­accepted interna­tio­nal carbon footprint standard, a positive outcome is the general alignment among the major footprinting standards, particularly the GHG Protocol Product Standard and the soon to be published ISO 14067. With the GHG Protocol Standard released in October 2011, focus is more and more shifting towards implementation and use of the new standards. At the 7th PCF World Summit in Berlin we will explore how implementation across sectors and ­countries is actually taking place: How is the uptake of the new GHG Protocol Standards by programs and ­sectors progressing? What supporting infrastructure is put into place?

After climate change other (related and independent) sustainability c ­ hallenges demand similar value chain metrics for practical business management The demand put on businesses to understand and manage the environmental consequences of their products and value chains is of course not limited to climate impacts alone. The kind of standardisation that carbon footprinting has seen over the past years is also demanded and evolving for other environmental and social indicators. Examples are water footprinting, biodiversity indicators and indicators for ­resource use. The French Environmental L ­ abelling ­Scheme and the EU Environmental Foot­printing ­Methodology incorporate detailed provisions for other environmental indicators. We will take a close look at the current status of these efforts.

There is a general demand to make carbon and ­environmental footprinting results more comparable Though comparability has been improved significantly over existing LCA standards (ISO 14040/44), the now

released carbon footprint standards still do not provide a sufficient b ­ asis for producing comparable results across com­panies. As many applications as well as stakeholder demand require comparability (beyond on-pack labelling) significant efforts are undertaken to increase the specificity of carbon and environmental footprint rules. This is taking place in the form of comprehensive policy efforts such as the development of specific environmental footprinting methodologies by the European Commission and across sectors through the formulation of „Product Category Rules“, „Product Rules“, „Sector Guidance“, etc. The Product ­Category Rules (PCR) Task Force has explored inter­ national developments and identified fruitful interventions to produce uniform specifications for product and value chain GHG accounting. In the afternoon of Day 1 of the PCF World Summit, the „PCR Round Table“ will take place to discuss the current status and proposals for international PCR alignment. In the past the PCR Round Table has taken place on the day before the PCF World Summit. Due to the importance of the subject we have decided to include it in the main programme this time.

Leveraging carbon and environmental footprint infor­mation for environmental benefits and business value The reasons for companies to undertake carbon footprint ­assessments can be very different, e.g. stakeholder demand, building brand reputation, reacting to competitor action or even anticipating regulation. What we have seen many times is that companies take some action on ­carbon footprinting, without realising its full value, such as for r­ educing environmental impacts and/ or for ­increasing ­business value. At the same time we hear about ­companies such as Tesco putting an end to their carbon labelling ­activity, because efforts required exceed expected ­benefits. In a dedicated session participants will explore how to ­leverage carbon and environmental footprinting efforts for maximising environmental benefits and business ­value, with a special emphasis on the essential s­ ustainability questions we seek to answer and the ­infor­mation we need for actionable insight.

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Day 2, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 Driving value chain sustainability: Renewable energy in products and value chains on top of the agenda of many leading businesses Leading companies take an active stance on powering their operations and value chains with renewable energy: ▶ Can we power our operations from 100% renewable

­energy? (Google)

▶ Using 100% renewable or recycled materials for all

products and packaging, powering our plants with 100% renewable energy. (P&G) ▶ Volkswagen and Audi plan a major shift towards green ­energy by investing in wind farms and selling the electricity as part of a package to power its electric cars. (Audi) ▶ We will more than double our use of renewable energy to 40% of our total energy requirements by 2020. We ­recognise that this is only a first step towards a long-term goal of 100% renewable energy. (Unilever) ▶ To be supplied by 100% renewable energy. (Walmart)

These efforts are made in the context of reducing value chain environmental impacts and achieving „zero emission“ operations and value chains. Coming from a carbon and environmental footprinting ­viewpoint immediate questions are: What is really driving reductions in GHG emissions and environmental impacts? What role does the use of (fossile) energy play? What role does the use of renewable energy play and how is it ­adequately accounted for? Already at the last PCF World Summit we have addressed the question of adequate accounting for green power in carbon and environmental footprinting. Day 2 of the PCF World Summit will continue this discussion and furthermore explore motivation, strategies and initiatives for increasing renewable energy use in products and value chains. The related issue of natural resource use in ­products and value chains will be addressed at the up­ coming 8th PCF World Summit.

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Programme Overview Day 1, Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Environmental Footprinting: Updates, Product / Sector Rules, Business Leverage Chair: Jacob Bilabel | Managing Director THEMA1, Germany


Check-in and welcome coffee


Opening and introduction ▶ From Environmental Footprinting to Implementation: Renewable energy in the Value Chain

Rasmus Priess | PCF World Forum / THEMA1, Germany


Keynote ▶ Role of renewable energy in achieving the Vision 2050 convened by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Peter Bakker | President WBCSD, Switzerland (tbc)


Carbon and environmental footprinting: Development, implementation and supporting programmes (1) ▶ The French Environmental Labelling Scheme:

Preliminary outcomes of the experimentation phase and future outlook Antonin Vergez | French Environmental Ministry, France

▶ Completion of the Japanese CFP Pilot Project and beyond Asami Miyake | JEMAI, Japan


Coffee Break


Carbon and environmental footprinting: Development, implementation and supporting programmes (2) ▶ Greening Public Procurement: Environmental guidelines, standards and labels under consideration for the US Government procurement process Nancy Gillis | US Federal Supply Chain GHG Emissions Office, USA

▶ Product Carbon Footprint Pilot Project Quebec:

The first step towards comparable carbon footprint certification Sophie Fallaha | CIRAIG, Quebec, Canada

12:10 12:30

Introduction to dedicated tracks

Rasmus Priess | PCF World Forum / THEMA1, Germany

Conversation lunch

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Dedicated parallel tracks PCR Round Table: The international agenda for product category and sector rules development for the comparable quantification of environmental impacts of products ▶ How is Product Category and Sector Rule development progressing and how is it coordinated? ▶ What are the ­implications for footprinting efforts in companies? ▶ What proposals are on the table to promote international alignment of Product Category Rules and Sector Guidance? The session is facilitated by

Rasmus Priess | PCF World Forum / THEMA1, Germany ▶ Global Survey of Product Guidance (PCRs, sector guidance etc.)

Karen Fisher | ERM, UK ▶ An initiative to establish a Global Product Category Rule Registry Anne-Marie Kerkhof | Pré Consultants, Netherlands

Sven-Olof Ryding | SEMCo, Sweden ▶ Development of the Sustainability Measurement and Reporting System (SMRS) and their relationship to international PCR development Euan Murray | The Sustainability Consortium, USA

Leveraging carbon and environmental footprinting efforts: Driving the effective implementation, use and disclosure of carbon and environmental footprints ▶ What are success factors for footprinting efforts? ▶ How can business value be maximised? ▶ What tools are available for companies to fully utilise footprinting information for business value creation and for reducing environmental impacts? The session is facilitated by Kevin Ramm | SAP, UK


Michael Spielmann | PE International, Germany

Individual conversation rounds 17:00

Reporting back from parallel tracks and conversation rounds


Closing Day 1


Low Carbon Network Dinner

7th PCF World Summit, 17-18 April 2012, Berlin

Programme Overview Day 2, Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Renewable Energy in Products and Value Chains Chair: Jacob Bilabel | Managing Director THEMA1, Germany


Check-in and welcome coffee


Introduction and wrap-up Day 1


Keynote ▶ The role of business towards 100 % renewable energy Stephan Singer | WWF International


(Renewable) energy in carbon and environmental footprinting ▶ How is energy accounted for in carbon and environmental footprinting?

Rasmus Priess | PCF World Forum / THEMA1, Germany ▶ Relevance of energy in carbon and environmental footprinting: Insights from case studies

Michael Spielmann | PE International, Germany


Coffee Break


Renewable energy targets: The corporate reality / Business case studies ▶ Why do companies invest in own renewable energy production? ▶ How do companies justify price premiums internally?

▶ How are ambitious renewable energy targets achievable? ▶ How do pioneers transform their long-term objectives into action?

Cases to be announced 12:30

Conversation lunch

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Advancing renewable energy use in companies: Who is driving the market? ▶ What initiatives aim to drive renewable energy use in products and value chains?

Contributions ▶ Overview of GHG Protocol Power Accounting Guidelines

Mary Sotos | World Resources Institute, USA ▶ The WindMade Label: Fostering renewable energy use in products and companies worldwide Henrik Kuffner | WindMade, Belgium


Coffee Break


Open dialogue: Pitfalls and opportunities in renewable energy use in companies and products


Wrap-Up Day 2

17:45 Closing

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Selected past activities of the PCF World Forum PCF World Summits

Dedicated Workshops

▶ 1st PCF World Summit International Approaches to Product Carbon Footprinting and Carbon Labelling – The Road Ahead for Business, Berlin, February 2009.

▶ International Standardisation, Legislation and Consistency in Product Carbon Footprinting, Berlin, July 2009

▶ 2nd PCF World Summit On the Road to Harmonisation? Business Responses to Diverging Approaches, Berlin, September 2009. ▶ 3rd PCF World Summit Sector Approaches to Product Carbon Footprinting, Berlin, March 2010. ▶ 4th PCF World Summit Product Carbon Footprinting: From Standardisation to Communication, Berlin, October 2010. ▶ 5th PCF World Summit Implementing the International PCF Standards: Building Credibility in Carbon Footprint Information, Zurich, April 2011. ▶ 6th PCF World Summit Environmental Footprinting in Europe and Beyond: How Will it Shape the Corporate Agenda? Berlin, October 2011.

▶ French Environmental Labeling Scheme: What to Expect from Grenelle 2, Berlin, June 2010 ▶ First Round Table Product Category Rules, Berlin, October 2010 ▶ Second Round Table Product Category Rules, Zurich, April 2011 ▶ Third Round Table Product Category Rules, Berlin October 2011 The previous PCF World Summits attracted interest and commitment from more than 450 stakeholders from 30 countries and stimulated wide-ranging discussions. All summits are fully documented. Complete DVDs and individual presentations are available at The PCF World Forum was initiated by the Berlin based think-do-tank THEMA1.

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Participating Organisations The previous PCF World Summits attracted interest and commitment from more than 400 stakeholders from over ­30 ­countries and stimulated wide-ranging discussions. For the last three years, the PCF World Forum has brought together international stakeholders including senior executives from: 3M ADEME Adidas AENOR AIST AkzoNobel Technology & Engineering Alanus University alesco green packaging Alfred Ritter Alnatura ANEC Environment Working Group ANH Immobilien Asahi Photoproducts Europe Bangor University Barilla BASF Bayerische Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft Bayreuth University Behaviour Change Beiersdorf Berndt & Partner Bio Intelligence Service Blue Horse Associates BP British Council British Embassy BVL Magazine C.A.R.M.E.N. Canon Switzerland capital Carbon Disclosure Project Carbon Fix Carbon Footprint of Products Project, Japan Carbon Trust Centre for Low Carbon Futures Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production / Finnish Environment Institute Chainfood Chair of Economic Geography, Berlin ClimatePartner Climatop Coca-Cola

COLEACP Consumers International Coop cope COWI Ctifl CUEIM delfortgroup Deloitte denkstatt Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs Der Spiegel Deutsche Lebensmittelrundschau Deutsche Milchwirtschaft / Trade Journal Deutsche Telekom DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH NETWORK DHL Innovation Center DIGITALEUROPE DIN / NAGUS DNV Doyle DQS DSM Dutch Product Board for Horticulture E.ON Earthster Ecofys UK Environ Germany Environmental Economist ERM Ernst & Young EUREF European Commission European Commission‘s Joint Research Centre Evonik Evonik Degussa Federal Environment Agency Austria Federal Environment Agency Germany Federal Ministry for Environment, Austria

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Germany Federal Press Office, Germany Federal Public Service Environment, DG Environment Federation of German Consumer Organisations Fedis Finnish Meteorological Institute First Climate Group Forest Carbon Group Forest Stewardship Council Fraunhofer IML FRoSTA Fujitsu Technology Solutions FutureCamp Climate GDA GEO Getec Climate Projects Gies Kerzen GITEC Consult Glocalist Medien Government of Quebec Grantham Research Institute / LSE Greenext Greenpeace Greenpeace Magazine Groupe Casino grüneköpfe GTZ Guardian UK GUTcert Hartmann Heineken Heinrich Bauer Produktions Henkel Hewlett-Packard Hilti Holcim Hoof Huntsmann IBM Ideenscout IHK Berlin IIIEE

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ILIB Industrie Forum Design Initiative for Sustainable Use of Paper Innovys Inst. for Adv. Study in the Humanities Instituto Terra International Trade Centre Intertek Iseal Alliance Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry JEMAI Johnson & Johnson Justus Liebig University Gießen Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Kasetsart University, Thailand KEITI Kellogg Europe King Mongkut‘s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand Kings College London Kist Europe KlimAktiv KMPG Korea Eco-Products Institute KRAV ek för Kvantita Oy Landcare Research Landmark Europe Lebensmittelzeitung Leuphana University Lockheed Martin LoNam Magazine LUBW Karlsruhe LVT Lebensmittelverfahrenstechnik McDonald‘s Europe memo Merck Migros Ministry for Sustainable Developement, France Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, New Zealand Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industrie, Japan Mitsubishi Mizuho Information & Research Institute MTT Finland myclimate Nature & More Nike

Noble Carbon Credits Novozymes NZ Netzeitung ofi Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology Organic & Wellness News / Magazine ORSAY Ostfalia - University of applied sciences Ostfold Research OVID PA-Europe Panasonic Europe PE International PepsiCo Pforzheim University Philips Lighting Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research PRé Consultants PriceWaterhouseCoopers RDC-Environment Recarbon Deutschland Red Onion Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Roland Berger SAINT GOBAIN PACKAGING SAP SCA Hygiene Products SCHOTT Solar Scottish Development International Secretariat ISO 14067 SEEAP Nepal SER Sustainable Equity Return SERI SGS Institut Fresenius Shell Global Solutions SIK, the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology Soil & More Sony Germany South Pole Carbon Asset Management South West College, UK State Agency for Environment, Germany Steinbeis Center of Management and Technology Stiftung Warentest Sustain Sustainable Business Institute

Sustainable Consumption Institute Svenskt Sigill Swedish Environmental Management Council Swedish Environmental Protecting Agency Swedish Standards Institute Tchibo TechniData Tengelmann Energie Tesco Tetra Pak The Carbon Disclosure Project The Climate Conservancy The Guardian & The Observer The Himalayan Global Fund Tricorona Germany TUNAP Group TÜV Nord TÜV Rheinland TÜV Süd UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative United Nations Environment Programme United Nations Industrial Development Organisation Università Bologna Università ca‘ Foscari University of Bonn University of Bremen University of Hohenheim University of Manchester University of Tokyo University of Pforzheim University of Witten/Herdecke UPM-Kymmene UPS Germany Utopia Vertis Environmental Finance VITO NV W.L. Gore & Associates Wacker Chemie WBCSD / WRI WeGreen WestLB Wipak Walsrode WWF ZEIT DIGITAL ZEIT Magazine ZEIT Online Zero Emissions Technologies

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