In the core, the results generated by the Pickler tool are based on a clear separation of responsibility between Pickler and the user:
Data Input: The user is responsible for providing input data, including information about the product or service being assessed, such as material quantities, energy consumption, transportation, and other relevant environmental data.
Methodology and Calculation: Pickler is responsible for implementing a transparent and standardized life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology and providing environmental data (Idemat2022), which is compliant with ISO 140040, 140044, EN15804, and the LCA handbook of the ILCD. Pickler uses this methodology to calculate the environmental footprint of the product or service based on the input data provided by the user.
Verification and Certification: While Pickler provides a rigorous methodology for calculating footprints, it does not certify the environmental data provided by the user. The accuracy and reliability of the data are the responsibility of the user, and Pickler does not guarantee the accuracy of the input data. Therefore, the generated results are not certified.
Transparency and Credibility: The Pickler methodology emphasizes transparency, allowing users to assess the credibility of the environmental claims themselves. The tool follows guidelines outlined by ACM (Authority for Consumers & Market) for making green claims, enabling users to evaluate the evidence (LCA data) independently.
This clear separation of responsibility ensures that the user retains control over the input data and acknowledges that the generated results are based on the accuracy and reliability of the data provided. It also emphasizes transparency and credibility in the environmental assessments generated by the Pickler tool.
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Important note: Pickler is transparent in the source of the data. That means that everybody can see where we base our calculations. Since this is open source, it is possible to object to a score when any irregularities or improvements are seen. Please let us know and we will check with the supplier or with Sustainability Impact Metrics.