Guidance

This KPI is to be answered only once per responder, either at the product level (KPI #2a) or at the product category level (KPI #2b).


The total point value earned for D - H equals the total percentage of PCR, PIR, and sustainably sourced renewable content across all materials multiplied by 12.  This value is calculated by:


% wood/paper composition x (% PCR or PIR content + % sustainably sourced renewable content)

+ % plastic composition x (% PCR content + % PIR content + % sustainably sourced renewable content)

+ % glass composition x (% PCR content + % PIR content)

+ % metal composition x (% PCR content + % PIR content)

+ % other materials composition x (% PCR content + % PIR content + % sustainably sourced renewable content)


For example, if the total percentage of PCR, PIR or sustainably sourced renewable content across all materials is 25%, then the points earned for D-H would be 25% x 12 points available = 3 points earned.


Product sales packaging, which is defined as packaging that leaves a store with the consumer, is to be considered.  For products that are shipped directly to an end consumer, include the transportation-related packaging.


Perform the calculations for this KPI in two steps:


Step 1. Enter the percentage composition for each component type in this product's sales packaging:

D1:  Wood or paper

E1:  Plastic

F1:  Glass

G1:  Metal

H1:  Other materials


Step 2. Enter the percentage by mass of each material type in this product's sales packaging that is PCR, PIR, or sustainably sourced renewable content.  For this step, be sure to enter the percentage of content based on each respective component type.  Do not enter percentages based on the total mass of this product's sales packaging.

D2:  Post-consumer or post-industrial recycled content

E2, F2, G2, H2:  Post-consumer recycled content

E3, F3, G3, H3:  Post-industrial recycled content

D3, E4, H4:  Sustainably sourced renewable content


For this KPI, post-consumer recycled content is defined by ISO 14021:2016 or the Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability 2.0 and post-industrial (pre-consumer) recycled content is defined by ISO 14021:2016.  Sustainably sourced renewable content is defined by the Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability 2.0.  Sustainable sourcing may be demonstrated by second or third party verification that the raw material has been harvested or producted legally and in a way that minimizes damage to the environment, workers, and communities.


  • Calculate D1, E1, F1, G1, and H1, as the mass of the packaging composition for each component type in the sales packaing for this product, divided by the total mass of the sales packaging for this product, then multiply by 100.
  • For H1, "other materials" include, but are not limited, to textile packaging.
  • Calculate E2, F2, G2, H2 as the mass of post-consumer recycled content for each compoennt type in this product's sales packaing, divided by the total mass of each respective component type in this product's sales packaging, then multiply by 100.
  • For D2, sum the mass of post-consumer recycled and post-industrial recycled wood or paper content in this product's sales packaging and divide this value by the total mass of wood or paper in this product's sales packaging.
  • Calculate E3, F3, H3 and G3 as the mass of post-industrial recycled content for each component type in this product's sales packaging, divided by the total mass of each respective component type in this product's sales packaging, then multiply by 100.
  • Calculate D3, E4 and H4 as the mass of sustainably sourced renewable content for each component type in this product's sales packaging, divided by the total mass of each respective component type in this product's sales packaging , then multiply by 100.

Resources

ISO 14021:2016:  ISO 14021 provides criteria for self-declared environmental claims, including recyclable claims, recycled content claims, and recovered energy claims.


Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability:  The Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability provides metrics and a framework for businesses on the relative sustainability of packaging.


ISO 18602:2013:  ISO 18602 provides criteria for optimization of packaging systems.  It outlines a procedure for reduction of packaging material weight or volume while taking into consideration packaging function.  It also provides assessment methodology for substances hazardous to the environment and heavy metals.


Definitions

Post-consumer recycled (PCR) content:  Materials obtained from a product that has been disposed of after its intended consumer use.


Post-industrial recycled (PIR) content:  Materials obtained from a manufacturing process that has been disposed of after its intended use.


Sales packaging:  Packaging that leaves a store with the consumer (Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability 2.0:2011).


Sustainably sourced renewable content:  Materials obtained from living biomass that is continually replenished at a rate equal to, or great than the rate of depletion.