LCA leads to product transparency. Most impacts occur either upstream or downstream. This enables you to identify product improvement opportunities, engage with your value chain and support marketing and communication efforts.
Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a quantitative methodology to assess the environmental impact of a product throughout its life cycle – from the extraction of raw materials through to manufacturing, distribution, use and disposal. This is a credible science-based method according to the ISO 14040/44 standards.
PRé’s LCA Consulting can help you measure your impacts, review your current approach, and communicate your product’s performance both internally and externally.
Leading companies in the sustainability arena are adopting a life cycle approach to measure their environmental performance. Based on the ISO 14040/44 standards, LCA consists of four steps: goal and scope definition, inventory analysis, impact assessment and interpretation. Several International standards and labelling schemes use LCA as their framework.
- Product Environmental Footprint
- Carbon Footprint
- Social Footprint
- Water Footprint
- Corporate Footprint
Learn more about LCA methodology.
PRé can review the sustainability metrics you have implemented in your organisation to ensure that they are robust and fit-for-purpose. PRé can also review your study according to several international standards.
PRé can support you communicate the environmental performance of your product. Depending on your goals and target audience there are different communication channels you can choose from.