The CFP Labeling system in Korea, by Ministry of Environment, was launched in February 2009. Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI) which is an affiliate organization of Ministry of Environment has operated the CFP Labeling system.
The CFP labeling certificate is issued when all GHG emissions is calculated in the entire life cycle of a product including manufacturing, transport, distribution, use and disposal. And it is attached to a product to show the carbon footprint of the product.
CFP Labeling system consists of two steps, first carbon footprint certificate and second low-carbon product certificate.
Step 1 – Carbon footprint certificate is issued to a product, when all GHG emissions is calculated in the entire life cycle of product. The life cycle means ‘cradle to grave’ and includes raw material acquisition, manufacturing, transport, distribution, use and disposal.
Step 2- Low carbon product certificate is given to products with step 1 (Carbon footprint) certificate, if the product’s GHG emissions is reduced and less than average emissions of products in the same category, or when the product reaches the GHG emission reduction target, 4.24%.
2438 products of 285 companies are certified by the end of 2017. Korea’s carbon footprint has grown faster than CFP labeling in any other Asian countries.
Visit KEITI’s CFP/EPD website.