Koncar D&ST presentation: Carbon footprint of oil immersed transformers
Hosted by: Ines Kolaric and Vlatka Serkinic
Carbon Footprint of a Product (CFP) is term closely related to the greenhouse gas emissions which is described within the standard ISO 14067:2018 Carbon footprint of products. The CFP is considered as a total of the greenhouse emissions generated during the life cycle of a product – from raw material acquisition or generation from natural resources to dispatch from the factory or final disposal, depending on the system boundaries.
In Končar D&ST, used functional unit was the product – oil immersed transformer, in different product variations. The Life Cycle Assessment scope used in CFP study was “cradle to grave” – it covers the CFP from the acquisition of the raw materials (“cradle”) up to end of life of the product (“grave”). The objectives of product life cycle calculations in Končar D&ST were to reduce the use of natural resources and emissions to the environment, as well as to improve social performance at different stages of the product life cycle.
According to the company’s sustainability strategy CFP has been recognized as an opportunity for transparent communication to interested parties about its carbon management.
In this way company could achieve greener products and processes, competitive advantage in the market and improved platform that will meet the needs of the changing business climate.