Food production is, in a way, the cheapest way to pollute the environment. But the world needs increasing amounts of good-quality food to sustain its population. What's currently going on in the sustainability field to help reduce the impact of food?
CASE STUDY | Small mother-and-daughter-run company Relan turns old banners and billboards into bags. PRé did an environmental impact assessment to help Relan find ways to further reduce impacts and improve customer communication.
Several new or updated LCA databases and methods are scheduled to be released in a SimaPro update soon. Each dataset is a valuable addition to the SimaPro library, broadening your options for doing LCAs according to your specifications.
Around 25% of all published life cycle assessments concern agricultural products. Why do agriculture-related LCAs make up such a large share? This article looks at historical context and current developments in this crucial sector.
In the past, LCA database developers have mostly used data from European production processes. But in a global economy we need truly global LCA databases. Read more here about some of the initiatives trying to bring together global production data.
LCA is a great impact assessment method because it's science-based. However, that can make LCA results hard to interpret. When choosing a results calculation method, first determine who your main stakeholders are. What does your audience need?
New scientific insight requires us to update environmental assessment methodologies to better reflect the true impacts of what we do. Recently, an update to the Global Warming Potential factors was released. How will this change carbon footprints?
It's tempting to improve sustainability by tackling the most immediate problem, to 'close the loop'. It seems like common sense to solve the issue staring you in the face, but this article will show you why that's not efficient or sustainable.
3D printing creates products without waste material or need for transport, storage, and packaging. An environmental production dream come true? How does 3D printing compare to standardized production methods such as injection moulding?
Big Data is heralded as the next frontier for innovation and productivity. Your company's sustainability data has the same potential to add value. How can you benefit from Big Data's approach to drive efficiency to sustainability in business?
Do you know where your company's environmental impacts occur? If you focus on the impact of internal processes, your efforts to improve sustainability may not be as efficient as they could be. How much do you know about your supply chain?
Ellen Meijer, Technical Analyst at PRé, shares his view on the importance of Transparency in Sustainability Communication. How can you share your sustainability achievements and also show your prospective customers that you have nothing to hide?
For UNETO-VNI, PRé conducted an LCA on the environmental performance of seven LED sign lighting systems. This helps them understand which performance indicators are important, and communicate to their member companies how to compare and improve products.
We are happy to announce the launch of CAP’EM Compass, a free online tool aimed at supporting decision making on building materials! This was designed and coordinated by PRé Consultants and implemented by GreenDeltaTC.
Our technical consultant, Ellen Meijer, shares her view on how the carbon footprint alone does not reveal the full picture of your effect on the environment.
For Holland Colours, a manufacturer of colorants and additives for the plastics industry, PRé helped communicate their life cycle assessment results to employees and other businesses in the value chain in a clear, straightforward way.
Cashion East, Technical Specialist at PRé, discusses the positive and negative influence the Internet and social media have had on the consumer’s relationship with your company’s brand. And when it comes to sustainability, even your supply chain partners can have a negative influence on this new and more transparent relationship with consumers.
CAP’EM aims to increase awareness and use of environmentally friendly building materials. PRé developed the innovative CAP’EM Compass to share sustainability metrics with architects and other stakeholders.