Product Carbon Footprint Verification Case Study: Leading Electrical Cable Manufacturer

Our client is one of the largest electrical cable manufacturers in North Africa and the Middle East with an annual turnover of US$5Bn. The organisation is headquartered in North Africa and supplies their products with the local region, the Middle East and Europe.

The Challenge

The company has been in existence for 80 years and so is committed to the long term and as such fully appreciates the consequences of climate change on their business. They are also very aware of how energy intensive their manufacturing processes are and want to put a dedicated strategy in place to reduce their energy consumption and hence carbon emissions.

The company was approached by one of their clients who wanted to understand the carbon footprint of a selection of their electrical cables. They saw this as a good opportunity to understand their corporate as well as their upstream and downstream emissions.

Our Solution

The company chose to set a Cradle to Gate boundary and hence gathered all of the upstream, mid stream and downstream data which relevant to the cables in question. They also devised a method to apportion the various energy inputs to each of the products.

We carried out the verification of the data and apportioning methodology as well as details of the functional unit (carbon footprint per meter of cable)

The Outcome