Like cost cleansheets, resource cleansheets can help identify savings opportunities—in this case, CO_{2} reductions. When we analyzed an ordinary painkiller’s packaging, we found that raw materials had a larger CO_{2} footprint than the production process for the packaging. This suggested opportunities to reduce emissions—and costs.

## Resource cleansheets increase transparency by breaking down CO_{2} emissions into value-stream subcategories.

CO_{2} footprint of medication package, kilograms of CO_{2} per 100 pieces

A total of 4.12 kilograms of CO_{2} includes 0.02 kilograms for Electricity and 0.01 kilograms for Overhead.

### Material components: 2.61 kilograms of CO_{2}

- Blister packacking is 1.12 kilograms of CO
_{2}which is 43% of the CO_{2}footprint - Box is 1.11 kilograms of CO
_{2}which is 42% of the CO_{2}footprint - Leaflet is 0.39 kilograms of CO
_{2}which is 15% of the CO_{2}footprint

### Production components: 1.48 kilograms of CO_{2}

- Leaflet is 0.07 kilograms of CO
_{2}which is 5% of the CO_{2}footprint - Box is 0.22 kilograms of CO
_{2}which is 15% of the CO_{2}footprint - Blister packaging is 0.59 kilograms of CO
_{2}which is 40% of the CO_{2}footprint - Packing machine is 0.60 kilograms of CO
_{2}which is 41% of the CO_{2}footprint

### Notes

Note: Figures may not sum to listed totals, because of rounding.

Source: Resource Cleansheet by McKinsey

McKinsey & Company

*To read more, see “Design cost-effective, carbon-abated products with resource cleansheets,” September 28, 2020.*