Do you know the greenhouse gas emissions of products you use?Carbon footprint labeling to convert the amount of greenhouse gas emitted during lifecycle of a product (including service), such as from extraction of raw materials to production, distribution, use and disposal, into the amount of CO2 emission and to mark it on the product.As greenhouse gas emission information is available, producers and consumers are encouraged to manufacture and purchase low-carbon products.

Purpose

    The purpose of Carbon footprint labelling is to promote a consumer-led purchasing pattern of low carbon goods and to encourage enterprises to technologies towards low-carbon goods, thus ultimately contributing to the international efforts to reduce greenhouse gases.

Characteristics

  • The carbon footprint labeling is not a mandatory certification system, but is a system that businesses may participate in on a voluntary basis.
  • There are three phases of certificates in the carbon footprint labeling : Certification of Carbon Emissions (Phase Ⅰ), Certification of Low Carbon Products (Phase Ⅱ), and Certification of Carbon Neutral Products (Phase Ⅲ).

Benefits of Carbon footprint labeling

  • Reflected as environmental value evaluation items in the selection evaluation of the total bidding system by the Public Procurement Service
  • Maximum two points added to G-SEED when using carbon footprint labeled materials
  • ECO MONEY points given to Green Card credit card holder for the practice of low carbon, eco-friendly consumption such as energy saving and green product purchasing
  • Certification service fee reduction by 50% to small and medium businesses
  • Support to SMEs for carbon emission calculation in products
  • Promotion of Certified products through newsletter, advertisement media and exhibitions.