Consistent emissions data for direct use of sold products

Direct-Use Product Emissions Database

Developed in partnership with the Retail Industry Leaders Association
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Align your downstream scope 3 emissions calculations

Fill reporting gaps, measure consistently, and report your scope 3, category 11 emissions with confidence. Developed in collaboration with the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the Direct-Use Product Emissions Database (DPED) combines input from leading retailers and expertise from industry, government, and non-profit organizations. With emissions data for over 180 product types, the DPED provides consistent and comparable scope 3 emissions data for your next round of reporting.

  • Reliable product-use data

    Emissions data for 180+ product types

    To set climate goals and report reliably, retailers need access to the best available assumptions for how customers use energy-consuming products that are not currently U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified. The DPED solution will provide emissions data for over 180 product types, including classifications like:

    • Appliances
    • Equipment
    • Electronics
    • Lighting
  • Industry-leading expertise

    Developed by leading retailers and industry experts

    The DPED is being developed via a partnership between RILA and Optera, with strategic input from a committee of leading retailers and industry leaders.

  • Methodology

    Trusted sources

    All emission factors and global warming potentials will come from reputable sources. Emission methodologies adhere to the strictest standards for GHG accounting, life-cycle analysis, and energy-use calculation.

    When direct industry and brand-specific assumptions are unavailable, they are researched according to a hierarchy of primary, secondary, and other sources to ensure the best available data is used.

    A data quality index (DQI) is employed to log the reliability of each data point, allowing greater transparency for database users.

Register your interest

Pre-order the database

DPED will be availabe in the coming months. In the meantime, please register your interest so you can be among the first to know when the database is live.