FSLCI is a new membership organisation that says it wants to innovate life cycle thinking. PRé's founder Mark Goedkoop thinks they may be missing the mark. This article explains where he thinks the focus should be to really innovate LCA.
In his work with product social footprinting, PRé consultant João Fontes noticed a lack of flexible, incremental programmes to help companies improve their social sustainability. His new Social Footprinting Programme fills this gap.
The business world needs a more holistic approach to value creation. In a business model based on life cycle thinking, everyone involved can derive value from their participation in creating a value proposition. This might just be the way forward.
Throughout her career, PRé consultant Soledad Contreras has noticed the recurring questions sustainability professionals struggle with. Her new LCA Empowerment course helps LCA and sustainability professionals make more of an impact in their companies
Each month, one of PRé’s people talks about his or her favourite sustainability initiative. This month, Margreet Riedstra talks about NLdoet, a large national volunteering drive where people help out for a day or two with a project of their choice.
If you want a decisive answer to a straightforward sustainability question, getting a vague answer from your company's sustainability professionals is frustrating. This article explains why they do that and how you can help get the answer you need.
Sustainability is a relatively young field that none of us have grown up with. Our intuitions around sustainability are therefore undeveloped. This is the kick-off to Sustainability Mythbusters, shining the light of science on our assumptions.
Toxicity is often viewed from a risk management perspective (is it safe?) or from a best estimate perspective (which is safer?). Although experts mostly use only one of these methods, combining the two can lead to better sustainability decisions.
Each month, one of PRé's people talks about his or her favourite sustainability initiative. This month, Anne Gaasbeek talks about 1%Club, a crowdfunding platform for sustainable campaigns that allows people to contribute money or knowledge.
LCAs are too valuable to end up unread at the bottom of a pile. Before LCA practitioners can claim their seat at strategy discussions, they face the challenge of making the other departments understand the relevance of LCA for their work.
Other departments in your organisation already look to you to provide information on your company's environmental impacts. With the Social Hotspots Database, you can help them make even better decision by looking at your social impacts as well.
Some issues in LCA are heavily debated because there is no single right answer. How to allocate impacts in multifunctional processes or recycling is such a debate. This article gives an overview of the available methods and how they work.
For the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Products (IISRP), PRé conducted four LCAs on different types of synthetic rubber. This empowers IISRP’s 60 members to respond to customer queries about their environmental impacts.
Each month, one of PRé’s people talks about his or her favourite sustainability initiative. This month, Sanne van der Es talks about shareyourmeal.net, an initiative that allows people to share and find home-cooked meals in their neighbourhood.
LCA results can only be truly useful if your colleagues understand the importance and impact of your assessment. This article provides a few tips on how to help your company understand the results of a methodology as complex as LCA.
Each month, one of PRé's people talks about his or her favourite sustainability initiative. This month, Laura Golsteijn talks about Dress for Success, an initiative that helps low-income people prepare to make a good impression at job interviews.
DSM, BMW and Steelcase on how and why the Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment may pave the way for a new global standard that companies can benefit for.
When upgrading to a newer version of an LCI database, it's important to be aware of how your LCA results will change. PRé's LCA expert Tommie Ponsioen outlines four categories of changes and their impact, to help you explain your changing results.