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-Dan Robinette, Director of Sustainability, The Robinette Company
Sourced from the most credible and reliable sources available, the Carbonostics database is continually updated and expanded to include the latest and most accurate data.
The Carbonostics Database was reviewed and ranked by third-party organization myclimate, a Swiss-based NGO specialized in climate change and emissions data. myclimate validated the math model of Carbonostics and completed two annual full data reviews and attributed comments and rankings to each emission factor. Read full verification.
The tool comes pre-loaded with the Carbonostics Database, containing over 1500 carbon emission factors for food ingredients and processes as well as comprehensive data on packaging, transport, storage, and consumer use.
Carbonostics offers the only comprehensive and robust database on the carbon impacts of food ingredients.
Carbonostics users have the option to input primary data for any part of the product lifecycle. It is advised to input previously collected primary data if it is readily available. Perhaps your plastics supplier has run an analysis, or your sugar supplier participated in a government study, for example. There is no need to spend time collecting primary data to run a valid Carbonostics analysis. Secondary data is typically sufficient to pinpoint hotspots.
Your primary data remains private and confidential. No data will be made public to unless you have specifically authorized its publication in the Carbonostics database.
The carbon emissions data in Carbonostics is an aggregation of the best available private and public data. In the database, each emission factor is linked to the source that includes a description its methodology.
ESU-Services - Carbonostics has partnered with the respected Swiss consultancy and data provider ESU. A significant portion of the food and agricultural data in the Carbonostics Database is sourced from ESU.
Ecoinvent - The Swiss-based data center is known for the accuracy and transparency of its data. The Carbonostics Database is continually updated with all new emission factors released by Ecoinvent.
CLM Research and Advice - Part of the Carbonostics data is sourced from our data partner, CLM Research and Advice, a Dutch agricultural research institute. CLM works for governments, NGOs and businesses on sustainable rural areas and food production. The data compiled by CLM comes from public sources, scientific studies, private information from companies and CLM's own calculations.
CleanMetrics - Some records in the Carbonostics database were custom built by CleanMetrics, a US-based consultancy. CleanMetrics data is collected from public sources such as government and university studies.
Each time the Carbonostics database is updated and expanded to include new categories, users receive an alert. If you have run an analysis using data that is updated, users may choose to create a new scenario using the new data to determine if and how it affects your lifecycle results.