Product Carbon Footprint

Data-Driven Sustainability

Transparency for Sustainability:
How the Product Carbon Footprint Contributes to a Greener Future

Over the past few years, the question of greenhouse gas emissions generated throughout the entire lifecycle of a product and their impact on the climate has gained increasing significance. The Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) can assist in providing the necessary answers and much more.

The product carbon footprint (PCF) measures the total greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) generated by a product across all its relevant material life cycle phases. The PCF is a key indicator of a product's contribution to climate change, and thus provides a valuable tool to companies and consumers who wish to evaluate the environmental impact of individual products and implement targeted measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As a first mover in the formwork and scaffolding industry, the Doka team has already conducted life cycle assessments according to ISO 14044 for more than 7,000 products. Doka has been providing its customers with data and expertise on the topic of carbon footprints since 2022.

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    Meeting sustainability requirements

    The construction industry is responsible for nearly 40% of global emissions. Decarbonizing this sector is crucial. That’s why public tenders are increasingly demanding transparency, requiring contractors to disclose the CO2e footprint of construction sites and products. At Doka, we support you in your mission to successfully meet new sustainability requirements.

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    Making evidence-based decisions

    As a Doka customer, you can compare the carbon footprints of our products to make informed and eco-friendly decisions. By doing so, you can improve your company’s CO2e footprint.

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    Decarbonising the supply chain

    The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), passed by the EU Parliament in 2022, will require most companies to calculate their greenhouse gas emissions on a broad basis. This includes both direct and indirect emissions from upstream and downstream supply chains. We help our customers calculate their Scope 3 emissions by providing the necessary data on our products.

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    Basis for sustainable product development and targeted reduction measures

    For us, the PCF is not an end goal, but a tool to identify CO2e hotspots throughout the entire product lifecycle. It enables us to take targeted action to effectively reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of our current product portfolio. We are also incorporating our findings from the Product Carbon Footprint for new developments. This involves using the right materials and reducing material consumption while maintaining the same load-bearing capacity. Our ultimate goal is to create inherently sustainable products that play a key role in achieving our net-zero emissions strategy by 2040.

How can I access Doka’s PCF data?

Our customers can access the PCF data in a number of ways: The data can be provided either as an addendum to a quotation or an invoice for a project. We also collect the data for all products purchased or rented within a certain period. For more information, please contact your Doka representative.

Is PCF data also available for rental products?

We differentiate between rental and by use cases. We can also calculate the PCF on a proportional basis for the respective rental period of the formwork.

Is PCF data also available for scaffolding solutions such as Ringlock?

Yes, it is. PCF data is available for our formwork and scaffolding solutions.

Does the Doka PCF comply with the GSV standard?

Our clients are primarily interested in receiving the data for phases A1-A3, which is the standard value we provide. The specific GSV product value can always be sent upon request.

With the aim of establishing a common standard for PCF calculation for the entire industry, we have openly shared our calculation methodology with our market partners. The agreement on minimum standards of the Güteschutzverband Betonschalungen Europa e.V (GSV), is the result of intensive cooperation within the dedicated working group.


Julia Weber
Julia WEBERHead of Doka Sustainability Management