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PACT Network establishes an open and global network of interoperable solutions for the secure peer-to-peer exchange of accurate, primary and verified product emissions data - across all industries and value chains
Introducing PACT

The PACT Network provides an open-source, global, industry-agnostic network that connects interoperable tech solutions. Allowing companies to exchange accurate, primary, and verified product emissions data in a standardized and secure way

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Follow PACTs Technical Specifications to join our Network

The Technical Specifications supporting interoperable exchange of GHG emission data at product level and data model for GHG emission data at product level based on the PACT Framework Version 2.

"We believe that interoperable data exchange and comparable PCF calculations in supply chains drives transparency and decarbonization, that’s why we have supported PACT right from the start.”

Gunther Walden
Co-Founder & CEO, CircularTree
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Quick access to resources to support you on your PCF journey

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Navigating your Tech Options: How to leverage technology to accelerate your value chain transparency journey

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Navigating your Tech Options: How to leverage technology to accelerate your value chain transparency journey

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Methodological guidance for the environmental assessment of aluminium intermediate and semi-finished products

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Methodological guidance for the environmental assessment of aluminium intermediate and semi-finished products

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The Carbon Footprint of Platinum Group Metals

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The Carbon Footprint of Platinum Group Metals

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PCF Guide: Follow the example company 'Chocolate Corp'

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PCF Guide: Follow the example company 'Chocolate Corp'

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PACT Network Vision Paper: Enabling standardized emissions data exchange

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PACT Network Vision Paper: Enabling standardized emissions data exchange

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SFC Logistics Extension: Data model extension for the logistics sector, to support the transparency of logistics emissions in a cross-industry context.

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SFC Logistics Extension: Data model extension for the logistics sector, to support the transparency of logistics emissions in a cross-industry context.

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RMI Steel Extension: A data model extension for sharing information emissions data in steel production.

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RMI Steel Extension: A data model extension for sharing information emissions data in steel production.

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RMI Aluminum Extension: A data model extension for sharing information emissions data in aluminum production.

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RMI Aluminum Extension: A data model extension for sharing information emissions data in aluminum production.

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PACT Methodology Alignment Checklist: Assess the level of alignment your LCA process has with the PACT Methodology latest version.

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PACT Methodology Alignment Checklist: Assess the level of alignment your LCA process has with the PACT Methodology latest version.

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PACT How-to (Download): A simple and structured introduction to PCF calculation

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PACT How-to (Download): A simple and structured introduction to PCF calculation

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Guide: Calculate a PCF following the PACT Methodology

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Guide: Calculate a PCF following the PACT Methodology

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PACT Technical Specifications: How to build your solution’s API to be able to exchange interoperably with other solution in the PACT Network.

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PACT Technical Specifications: How to build your solution’s API to be able to exchange interoperably with other solution in the PACT Network.

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PACT Methodology: Guidance for the Accounting and Exchange of Product Life Cycle Emissions

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PACT Methodology: Guidance for the Accounting and Exchange of Product Life Cycle Emissions

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Getting started on your journey – how to best engage your suppliers

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Getting started on your journey – how to best engage your suppliers

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“PACT is at the forefront of bringing together various stakeholders and truly innovating for carbon transparency. The technical specification is well-designed to make implementation easy even for any beginner-level teams. Kudos to the entire team for the great work”

Purvish Shah
Chief Product and Operation Officer, Carboledger

FAQs:

What is Conformance Testing?

Conformance testing is a voluntary process of verifying if a product or service meets specific standards or specifications. In the context of PACT, this is the process of verifying that a solution or system correctly implements the PACT Technical Specifications. By doing so, Conformance Testing verifies that a solution can exchange PCF data in an interoperable way with any other PACT Conformant Solution for the Tech Specs version being tested.​

Why conformant, not compliant?

Compliance is a legal requirement; Conformance refers to voluntary adherence to standards​​

What is a PACT Conformant Solution?

A PACT Conformant solution has completed the technical interoperability test with two independent solutions for a specific version of the PACT Technical Specifications. By passing conformance the solution can both share and receive PCF data via API​.

How do I get in touch with a respective solution?

Details of each solution can be found by clicking on a solution card. All PACT Conformant technology solutions have features listed on the respective page and you can visit their website and get in touch for a demo.

Can we invite a solution we already work with to go through PACT Conformance?

Most organizations are already partnering with a technology solution to measure and manage emissions data. We encourage all corporations to invite vendors and solutions you are working with to pursue PACT Conformance testing. This will ensure that the solution can exchange data using the PACT data model.

Why is the conformance of the PCF calculation not in scope for testing?​

Evaluating the calculation engine is significantly higher complexity than the exchange, and therefore deemed out of scope. We plan to expand conformance testing to the PCF calculation engine in the future.

Is there any cost to become PACT Conformant?

No, PACT Conformance testing is completely free. We have a peer-to-peer testing process with the community through which we test for conformance.

Does PACT provide a certification after conformance testing?

PACT does not provide any certifications for aligning with the standard. Hence, we do not use the terminology 'PACT Certified' or 'PACT Compliant' since it is not a legal requirement. We use 'PACT Conformant' to highlight voluntary adherence to the standard

Is PACT building a platform?

PACT is not building a product or a platform that stores any centralised data. PACT Technology is fundamentally an API that enable standardized emissions data exchange which is done in a peer-to-peer manner by individual host systems

What is tested during Conformance Testing?

1. Solution has implemented all mandatory aspects of a specific version of the PACT Technical Specifications​
2. Solution can both share and receive PCF data via API​
3. Two independent solutions confirm technical interoperability with your solution

What is not tested during Conformance Testing?

1. Any aspect of the calculation engine (i.e. PCF calculation according to PACT Methodology)​
2. User Interface and/or front-end user experience ​

Do I test conformance to a specific version of the Technical Specifications? Which version?​

Yes, conformance is relative to a specific version. Solutions must re-test to become conformant to major versions of the Technical Specifications (i.e. v1, v2, v3). You may only test conformance to a stable released version (not to a draft version). For the list of releases, see here​

Can a given solution retest multiple times if it doesn't pass the first time?​

Yes! We invite you to retest as you identify issues and bugs with your implementation, as this is an intended outcome of the Conformance Testing process.​

Why is the conformance of the PCF calculation not in scope for testing?​

Evaluating the calculation engine is significantly higher complexity than the exchange, and therefore deemed out of scope. We plan to expand conformance testing to the PCF calculation engine in the future.

Can I test conformance to data model extensions?​​

We do plan to extend conformance testing to Data Model Extensions ​once these become more widely available and adopted by solutions.​

Can my solution become PACT Conformant if it only receives PCFs, and doesn't also share them?​

No, currently the requirement for PACT Conformance is a given solution must be able to implement all mandatory functionality of the Technical Specifications which includes both send and receive API functionality.​ The above said, you are invited to nevertheless participate in Conformance Testing and may contribute test results for other solutions as well as evaluate (partially) your solution.

Is it possible to test with organizations that are building a solution for a different version to my organization?

No, the interoperability test needs to be conducted by solutions built on the same version. For example, a v3 solution cannot be tested with a v2.