Back in June of 2020, Logitech had announced its decision to include detailed carbon impact transparency labelling on all product packaging across their portfolio”much like nutrition labels on food packaging. As stated by the company, consumers should be informed about the impact of their purchasing decisions.
The first product from the brand to feature the new ‘carbon impact’ label is the Logitech G PRO wireless gaming mouse and it is now available in stores. One of six gaming products with carbon impact labels rolling out in this quarter, the mouse features a number at the top of the label that indicates the product’s full lifecycle carbon footprint in kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent (kg CO2e) taking a typical two-year use period. For the Logitech gaming mouse the measurement is 7.84 kg CO2e, which is equivalent to a gallon of gas approximately.
For the carbon label, every last detail of the product’s journey has been scrutinised, including the sourcing of raw materials, manufacture and transport of the product, energy used during the product’s lifetime, and eventual end-of-life management of the product such as recycling at its end of life.
Over the last few years, the company has been working to develop their life cycle analysis (LCA) capability. With LCA, they were able to quantify the carbon footprint of the product, from sourcing of raw materials, through to manufacturing, distribution, consumer use and product end of life. This analysis and approach is third-party-certified across all products.
Logitech is offering its entire product carbon-impact methodology and measurement processes, as well as the resulting transparency-label process, for others in the consumer electronics industry to use.