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B.1 General

To provide for analysis and verification when required,
information supporting greenhouse gas assessments
to this PAS shall be recorded (4.4) and made available
when requested.

Records shall be prepared in accordance with the
principles set out in 4.2 and shall include:

• System boundary: description of the system boundary
that has been used for the assessment of the GHG
emissions of the product under assessment (6.1).

• Carbon storage: a full description of the basis
on which the impact of any carbon storage was
calculated including the emissions profile of the
product.

• Land use change: data sources and identification of
the options taken in the event of limited knowledge
of sources and timing of land use change (5.6).

• Exclusions on the basis of materiality: where decision
to exclude an emission source assessed as being below
the 1% threshold has been made, the assessment
details leading to that decision (6.3).

• Production materials: identification of all materials
required to meet the specification of the product
under assessment (6.4.2).

Note Where the identification of particular materials is
subject to confidentiality, evidence that they have been
included in the assessment should still be provided.

• Energy sources: all sources of energy contributing to
the product under assessment together with related
emissions factors where these are publicly available
(6.4.3).

• Use phase analysis: where use phase emissions form
part of the assessment full description of the use
profile used (6.4.9).

• Allocation of emissions: the basis on which allocations
have been made including any assumptions that have
contributed to those decisions (8).

• Recycling: the option selected for the treatment
of recycled or recyclable material including any
assumptions made about end-of-life treatment in
cradle-to-gate assessments (8.3 and Annex D).

• Secondary data sources: identification of the sources
of the secondary data used and justification for their
selection. (7.2).

B.2 Recording the use of supplementary
requirements (SR)

Where supplementary requirements are used to
determine the nature, extent and/or assessment
method of one or more life-cycle elements, record shall
be made of the supplementary requirements used and
the justification for their selection.

Note 1 This PAS does not include requirement for
communication of the outcomes of GHG emissions
and removals assessments although it is recognized
that there may be situations where disclosure could
be appropriate. Where communication of assessment
outcomes is to be made, it is recommended that access
to the supporting information is available at the same
time.

Note 2 Disclosure of the basis of the use phase
calculation or carbon storage assessment does not have
to occur at the same location, or in the same form, as
communication of the use phase emissions to a third-
party occurs. For example, the basis of the use phase
calculation or carbon storage assessment may be made
available via a web site.

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PAS 2050:2011

© BSI September 2011

Annex C (normative)
Default land use change values for selected countries

GHG emissions arising from specified changes in land
use for a selection of countries shall be as given in
Table C.1.

Note 1 The information in Table.C.1 is derived from
the Office of the Renewable Fuels Agency’s technical
guidance [5].

Note 2 Where habitat restoration occurs (e.g. re-
forestation) the GHG emission rates provided in Table
C.1 cannot be assumed to apply in reverse.

Note 3 See 5.6.2 for determining the GHG emissions
associated with land use change where there is limited

knowledge regarding the location or type of land use
change.

Note 4 For emissions or removals from land use change
in countries not listed in this Annex or for different
types of land use change, refer to the 2006 IPCC
Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories,
with particular reference to Volume 4, Chapter
5, Section 5.3 (and other chapters and sections as
relevant) which provides details on how to apply the
standard methodology to calculate the carbon lost
when land is converted to cropland.

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