Session Details

This session is offered twice, please join us either:

Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 2:00 PM or
Thursday, May 9, 2024, 10:00 AM


Understanding and managing product carbon footprint (PCF) is essential for reducing environmental impact and achieving sustainability goals. This seminar will explore the fundamentals of PCF, including calculation methodologies and the role of material selection. By adopting strategies such as sustainable material usage and efficient manufacturing, companies can significantly lower their PCF.

Who should attend:

Designers, Engineers, Sustainability Managers, Supply Chain Professionals, and Marketers.

What you will learn:

Attendees will gain an understanding of the concept and importance of product carbon footprint (PCF). They will learn about the methodology for calculating PCF, including the significance of Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions and the impact of material selection. The seminar will also cover strategies for reducing PCF, such as innovative material technologies and sustainable practices, and highlight the role of Avient's solutions in enabling customers to achieve a lower PCF and meet their sustainability goals.

  1. Understanding Product Carbon Footprint (PCF):
    • Define PCF and its significance in assessing environmental impact.
    • Explain the concept of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and their contribution to global warming.
    • Evaluate market drivers that are encouraging organizations to lower their PCF.
  2. Scope 1, 2, and 3 Emissions:
    • Describe the different scopes of emissions and their relevance to PCF.
    • Illustrate how these emissions contribute to the overall carbon footprint of a product.
  3. Methodologies for Calculating PCF:
    • Introduce standards and guidelines for PCF calculation, such as ISO 14067:2018.
    • Discuss the role of product carbon footprint in a life cycle assessment (LCA) analysis.
  4. Impact of Material Selection on PCF:
    • Highlight how the choice of materials and the use of sustainable content affects the carbon footprint of products.
    • Present examples of sustainable material technologies that can reduce PCF.

How Avient can help:

Below are three strategies manufacturers can use to achieve a lower PCF, along with the relevant Avient solutions that can help.

  1. Leveraging Bio-based and Recycled Content: Using bio-based or recycled polymers can reduce PCF. These sustainable materials can lead to a significant reduction in CO2e emissions per kilogram of product.
    • Avient offers a range of solutions with sustainable content, including bio-based and recycled polymers that achieve lower PCF than traditional materials.
  2. Harnessing Product Carbon Footprint Data: Understanding the environmental impact of materials and products is crucial in reducing PCF.
    • Avient provides ISO-compliant and TÜV-certified PCF data for its materials, enabling customers to make informed decisions.
    • Avient's commitment to transparency and certification ensures customers can access reliable cradle-to-gate data for their sustainability reporting and goals.
  3. Establishing Efficient Manufacturing Practices: The carbon footprint of a product can be influenced by the manufacturing processes. Avient focuses on increasing manufacturing efficiency and scaling up processes to reduce energy consumption and emissions.
    • By optimizing production lines and using energy-efficient practices, Avient helps customers achieve lower PCF in their manufacturing operations.

Speaker Details

Rebecca Peltzman
Full Name
Rebecca Peltzman
Job Title
Product Manager, Specialty Engineered Materials
Speaker Bio
Rebecca Peltzman is a Product Manager for the Specialty Engineered Materials (SEM) division at Avient Corporation. In this role, Rebecca manages Avient’s thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) portfolio, which supports the transportation and consumer end-market customers. In addition to her product responsibilities, Rebecca is the Sustainability Lead for the Product Management team. She has led several product launches and initiatives that help drive Avient’s sustainability journey forward.

Rebecca has eight years of experience within the plastic industry, starting in the Commercial Development Program at Sabic in 2015. Rebecca joined Avient in 2018 as a Sales Representative and was promoted to Senior Sales Representative in 2021. Rebecca joined the Product Management team in 2022.

Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.