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Lanxess develops carbon calculation tool

Lanxess has announced the development of the Product Carbon Footprint Engine, which takes data from its various business units and automatically calculates cradle-to-gate greenhouse gas emissions for their products. This includes production, product-specific emissions related to raw materials, energy, operating materials, and transport and emissions from waste disposal.

The company will use this tool, which has been certified by TÜV Rheinland to ISO 14067, to help customers to assess the emissions data from products they buy. Because the data pool is constantly being updated, emissions can also be calculated for products for which sufficiently qualified data is not yet available, Lanxess added.

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