Critical review of a portfolio LCA approach to efficiently assess a large product portfolio

CASE STUDY | For global manufacturer Corbion, PRé reviewed a portfolio LCA approach that allows Corbion to efficiently assess every product in their large portfolio without having to start from scratch.

Critical review of LCA approach


Portfolio LCA – the deeper benefits of LCA

Many companies have started doing LCA, which is a great development in science-based sustainability. Even a single LCA of a product or manufacturing site can provide tremendous benefits – showing hot spots and improvement opportunities and, of course, what companies are already doing right in terms of reducing impacts.


But what if you are a global company with a huge portfolio of products manufactured in a variety of sites around the world? Then a single LCA does not help you decide how you can best reduce your impacts. You would want to look at all your products and all your sites efficiently and in ways you can compare the results.


Review of Corbion’s portfolio LCA approach

Corbion is such a global company. They developed a portfolio LCA approach based on a flexible LCA model they had already used before. PRé was asked to do an independent review of the methodology to ensure that it complies with ISO requirements as much as possible. With the reviewed and improved method, Corbion can now confidently and efficiently assess their entire portfolio for improvement opportunities.


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