Interview with Charles Duclaux, Head of Corporate Responsibility Reporting and Environmental Innovation at L'Oréal, about Product Social Footprinting and L'Oréal's sustainability efforts at large. This item is originally featured by Sustainable Brands.
Product social footprinting, the assessment of social metrics and impacts at a product level, gives businesses the tools to drive business value: reduce business risks, steer product development, and improve communications and reputation.
USEtox is a well-known model for characterising the toxic impact of chemical emissions in life cycle assessments. This article explains how to use USEtox in SimaPro, and how to choose between the two sets of characterization factors.
What social impact risks and opportunities hide in your products? For the first time, a Social Impact Assessment is Method is available to help you measure your products' social footprint, making it a high-impact tool to improve social sustainability.
Sustainability assessments result in mountains of data. Before being able to implement a new business model or start improving your products, you need to sort through it all and set priorities. This article discusses two methods for doing so.
The European Commission launched a pilot phase to develop environmental footprint (EF) rules for a series of industries. The second wave of PEF pilots just started, with 11 pilots of various product categories in the food and beverage industry.
Sustainability assessments can benefit from the technology and approach developed for big data. This article, part 1 of a series, explains how making sustainability data work starts with asking the right question and digging up the data.
This series of articles discusses the steps in an LCA, each explained by an expert consultant. Today, Tommie Ponsioen talks about normalisation, or why it's a good idea to compare your product's impacts to Average Joe's.
Monetisation or natural capital valuation expresses environmental impacts in dollar amounts. This helps companies make the cross-category comparisons they need to make the decisions that give the best return on investment.
This series of articles discusses the steps in an LCA, each explained by an expert consultant. Today, Laura Golsteijn tackles the characterisation step and showcases some of the new ecotoxicity modelling developments from her PhD research.
Choosing the right sustainable business model isn't a decision to be made lightly. Depending on your product's life cycle, choosing the wrong business model might make impacts worse. That's why life cycle thinking is essential.
PRé's technical consultant and SimaPro teacher, Ellen Meijer, shows you her five favourite tricks to help you become a SimaPro power user. These crucial features help you find errors, improve consistency, and make LCAs easier.
LCA process databases mostly include mass-produced products and do not cover specialist or custom-made materials. To do an LCA of a satellite mission, therefore, a consortium including PRé had to develop a new, hybrid LCA approach.
Several major social and environmental business risks arise from within the supply chain. Managing these risks is a compelling reason for businesses to invest in supply chain analysis and especially supply chain sustainability initiatives.
This SETAC conference is always an inspiring and educational event, with exciting sessions outlining recent impressive developments in environmental sciences and sustainability. PRé's technical analyst Ellen Meijer shares some of her highlights.
As the leading LCA tool, SimaPro embeds sustainability into your daily operations, making your efforts measurable and enabling you to create a competitive advantage from sustainability initiatives. SimaPro offers a comprehensive set of features for collecting, analyzing and monitoring the sustainability performance of your products and services.
For the European Space Agency (ESA), PRé and two other parties did an LCA on a satellite mission. Not only did we provide them with insight to help mitigate environmental impacts, we prepared them to do future LCAs themselves.
We are proud to announce the release of the agricultural LCA database Agri-footprint in SimaPro. This collaboration opens up the field of agricultural LCA to practitioners from the food industry, and offers new options for chemical and energy sectors.