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SGS Introduces Product Carbon Footprint Marks on the Indian Market

SGS announced the recent launch of their SGS Carbon Footprint Marks in India. SGS awarded the first Indian companies who have conducted carbon footprint assessment and will use SGS Product Carbon Footprint Marks to communicate on their impact.

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Carbon Footprint Mark-SGS provides a global and trusted carbon footprint scheme
Carbon Footprint Mark-SGS provides a global and trusted carbon footprint scheme
PRLog (Press Release) - Feb. 18, 2013 - As a result of rising consumer awareness, reducing the carbon footprint has become a key focus area for many organizations. A carbon footprint helps to assess the impact people and businesses have on the environment. It measures the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by different activities. By knowing the carbon footprint of products and the organization, it is easier to develop a carbon reduction and carbon neutral strategy.

Each product carbon footprint is unique and calculated by identifying key stages in the lifecycle of the product and by measuring the energy used and calculating the carbon emissions. Then, total greenhouse gases are added to get the carbon footprint of a product.

SGS has always been at the forefront of environmental business solutions that enable clients to reduce their environmental impact. The SGS Carbon Footprint Marks (PCF Marks) help to demonstrate a company’s commitment to evaluating and/or reducing its impact on the climate.

“PCF Marks” Launch Ceremony

On the occasion of the official service launch in India, SGS awarded the first Indian companies Armstrong (http://www.armstrongknittingmills.com/), a leading export house based in Tirupur, and Fusion Clothing (http://www.douspeakgreen.in), a Mumbai based textile company, by handing over of the first SGS Carbon Footprint Marks. The official ceremony took place in Tirupur in January 2013. There the first PCF Marks were handed over by Dr. Sudhir Kumar Gupta, Executive Director & Director, CTS & Agriculture Services, SGS India. This was followed by a technical session on Sustainability and Climate Change by Mr. Vinod Kumar, Manager, Sustainability services, CTS, SGS India.

Displaying the SGS Carbon Footprint Mark on their consumer product packaging (textiles, food products, electronics, toys, packaging, automotive, electronics, construction, cement, rubber/tires and furniture, etc.) will help organizations improve their reputation and brand image and increase customers’ loyalty in any market around the world.

About SGS Carbon Footprint Solutions

Product carbon footprint calculation can be the first step in developing a carbon strategy for your company. It can help you comply with carbon emission regulations, and inspire trust in your business and develop your clients’ confidence in your products.

Aside from regulatory requirements, some buyers and retailers have been developing their own product carbon footprint schemes in order to have a better understanding of their carbon footprint and to offer clients data on the carbon emissions of their company and products. Benefits of SGS Carbon Footprint Marks (http://www.sgs.com/en/Consumer-Goods-Retail/Softlines-and...) include:

- A global and trusted visibility of the organization’s environmental commitment and achievements.
- Differentiated product image and increased brand value to consumers.
- The confidence of the SGS mark.
- Use of a single mark internationally.
- A road map for carbon reduction.
- Incentives for continuous improvement.

SGS offers an extensive and dedicated carbon footprint consulting service (http://www.sgsgroup.com.hk/en/Sustainability/Environment/Carbon-Services.aspx). It enables you to calculate your footprint and provides you with the data you need to improve your service and demonstrate environmental commitment to your clients. The SGS experts calculate your footprint and enable you to take actions.

For more information on Carbon Footprint Services for the textile industry, please feel free to contact the local SGS experts.

Contact details:

SGS Consumer Testing Services

Vinod Kumar
Manager, Sustainability services
250 Udyog Vihar – IV
Gurgaon – 122015
Haryana, India

t: +91-9871.794.647
Email: cts.media@sgs.com
Website: http://www.sgs.com/pages/consumer-testing/sgs-consumer-goods-and-retail.aspx

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 75 000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1 500 offices and laboratories around the world.

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