Standardisation is a complex topic in LCA, which has as its goal to give a fair and thorough analysis of the entire life cycle. How to simplify data collection and analysis without missing the mark? The solution: the ‘virtual’ representative product.
Carbon emissions caused by transport can be avoided by sourcing products locally. In addition, you often know more about how local companies treat their employees. But is local sourcing always a good idea? Let's look at the bigger picture.
The Roundtable for Product Social Metrics, started three years ago, is now moving forward as a multi-stakeholder organisation. The main goals are to refine the concept of product social impact assessment and further its adoption in industry.
Zero emission' products sound like the ultimate in sustainability. But what does 'zero emission' mean in practice? And how difficult is it to truly drive out all emissions from sustainable products? This month's Sustainability Mythbusters.
With the release of Agri-footprint 2.0, it's a good time to look back at some of the influential projects Agri-footprint has been used for so far. From product design tools to labelling schemes, from national analysis to scientific publications.
PRé is celebrating 25 years of thought leadership this year. Our new SimaPro Share & Collect is designed to solve a problem we have noticed from the start, and which still exists today: how to get more business value out of your LCAs.
Today in the PEF series: end-of-life modelling decisions have large impacts on industry and policy, as they reward either design-for-recycling or actually reusing materials. A new method from the PEF pilots may end this long-standing debate.
Each month, one of PRé's people talks about his or her favourite sustainability initiative. This month, Tjeerd Raijmakers talks about the Windcentrale and the simple but nice profits he gets by supporting this initiative.
Circular economy thinking provides a strong vision for business and society, but concrete steps for implementation can be hard to find. Complementing the circular economy with LCA provides the practical, measurable dimension that is needed.
Electricity used for manufacturing or using products is a big environmental burden. Designing individual products for energy efficiency sounds like a good answer. But is it always best to focus on energy use? This month's Sustainability Mythbusters.
We are happy to announce the new Expert Training Sessions - webinars on advanced LCA topics taught by experts from around the world. We teamed up with six excellent partners to bring you the latest in LCA. Read on to find out more!
Each month, one of PRé's people talks about his or her favourite sustainability initiative. This month, João Fontes talks about the sharing economy, and the different options that sharing possessions offers for ‘bad consumers’ such as him.
Transportation is source of greenhouse gas emissions. That makes it an obvious starting point to reduce impacts by minimising transportation in the supply chain. But is that the best use of your time? Read this month's Sustainability Mythbusters.
Each month, one of PRé's people talks about his or her favourite sustainability initiative. This month, Michiel Oele talks about a variety of sustainable products and campaigns he has backed on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.
CASE STUDY | For a large financial news and media company, PRé used SimaPro to model their latest customer hardware. Comparing these results with studies done in 2010 and 2011 showed that the new models had lower impacts.
It seems logical to assume that bio-based products are always more sustainable than fuel-based products. Biomass is renewable and doesn't disrupt natural cycles. But is it really more sustainable? Find out in this month's Sustainability Mythbusters.
LCA professionals need a solution that can increase the value of LCA in business. That makes LCA insights into actionable information for business users, so they can make better sustainability decisions. Share & Collect is designed to be that solution.
Life cycle hotspot analysis can help confirm your intuition or lead you to new insights.This article gives a view on how to make detailed hotspot analysis in LCA, clear to everyone involved