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.
Eric Mieras, PRé Managing Director, shares his view on the importance of not following the crowd when it comes to achieving your company’s sustainability goals. Finding and following your own path are key to maximizing the benefit of your sustainability efforts for your company and the LCA community.
For Argos, PRé completed LCAs of 13 building materials, establishing a baseline for environmental product performance. This is the basis of Argos’ Product Sustainability Program, helping them guide improvements and differentiate themselves.
In the coming year, the EU will revise the Ecolabel and Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for dishwasher and laundry detergents. PRé Consultants is executing this project together with UK consulting firm Oakdene Hollins.
The cleaning industry is enormous, and there are thousands of cleaning products to choose from. PRé and A.I.S.E. developed sustainability profiles that help households and cleaning companies choose the most sustainable cleaning agents.
Twelve sustainability experts from leading companies have come together in the Roundtable for Social Metrics, aiming to make social impact assessment more accessible and meaningful through the development of a handbook for social impact assessments of products and services along value chains.
Assessing the sustainability impacts of technology poses unique challenges. The PROSUITE group has developed a novel methodology to help you meet these challenges, and is now making the PROSUITE Handbook available to sustainability professionals and non-technical users at no cost.
Normally I dislike stereotypes and get pretty bored with trite assumptions about Italians (I am Italian, for the record), so it feels a bit like scoring an own goal to talk about food and the ability – my ability – to recognize a really good meal and to know what it means to prepare one. But since this column talks about data collection and its role in LCA studies, you will agree that the link with food is pretty automatic, right?