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.
The LCA field needs truly global databases. An intergovernmental process is underway to create a shared vision and approach. An April 2014 meeting of experts in Washington, DC showed glimpses of emerging consensus.
Social metrics are on the rise within sustainability. But why should your company care about measuring the social impacts of your products? Read more in this interview with Renée Morin, head of PRé in the US.
PRé CEO and founder Mark Goedkoop won the 2014 SETAC Lifetime Achievement in LCA Award. In this interview, he shares his thoughts about LCA as a field, the challenges we now face, and the developments we can expect in the future.