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Scientific publication about PEF category rules for shampoos
CASE STUDY | For trade association Cosmetics Europe (CE), PRé wrote a scientific article for publication on the development of CE’s PEFCRs for shampoo. This helped increase their audience and reach.
Potential for circularity in diapers and incontinence care products
CASE STUDY | For Flemish waste management organisation OVAM, PRé researched the potential for circularity and recycling of diapers and other absorbent hygiene products (AHP), a huge part of the household waste stream.
Supporting the changing sustainability standards in Europe
CASE STUDY | Supporting the European Commission’s product environmental footprint (PEF) initiative, PRé served as technical helpdesk and trainers for the pilot phase of four and a half years, gaining valuable experience in complex alignment projects.
Comparing PEF and EPD for construction products
CASE STUDY | A large construction trade association was interested in comparing PEF and EPD to improve its reporting. Therefore, PRé did PEF studies on two equivalent products and compared the results to EPDs based on the EN 15804 standard.
Calculating the biodiversity footprint for the banking sector
For ASN Bank, PRé and CREM developed a methodology to calculate the biodiversity footprint of the bank's investments from simple spend data, bringing the complexity of biodiversity down to manageable level.
Bringing Product Environmental Footprint to the next level: review of supporting studies
CASE STUDY | Part of the European Commission’s Environmental Footprinting initiative is testing its new rules with real products. PRé and Ecomatters reviewed 40 studies, uncovering useful information that will be used to refine the rules.
Announcement: PRé Launches New Web-Based Software At LCM 2015
PRé hosted a side room event at the Life Cycle Management 2015 conference in Bordeaux to launch its latest software offering, SimaPro Share & Collect.
State of the art of LCA in business
At PRé we’re committed to empower LCA and sustainability practitioners to increase their impact, because we believe Life Cycle Thinking can make sustainability decisions more fact-based.
How Product Social Footprinting Meets Customer Expectations and Improves Communications
Sustainable Brands '14 London - PRé, DSM, Philips and Marks & Spencer, all members of the Roundtable for Product Social Metrics, discussed how social footprinting aligns with branding and communications at the SB'14 London.
The next steppingstone to assess product sustainability
Sustainable Brands New Metrics 2014 - João Fontes (PRé) and Charles Duclaux (L'Oréal) presented the method of the Roundtable for Product Social Metrics for quantifying social footprints on a product level. Here you can download the presentation slides.
Developing the CAP’EM Compass of building materials
CASE STUDY | 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.
Social Assessment of Technologies | The Approach in PROSUITE
This presentation on the approach in PROSUITE was used during the LCM Conference 2013, by our Sustainability Consultant João Fontes.
LCM Conference 2013 | Roundtable for Product Social Metrics
This presentation was used during the LCM Conference 2013, by our Sustainability Consultant João Fontes. It consists of the added value and key challenges of the project, the results of rountable phase 1 and the explanation of steps 2 and 3.
A method for assessing the impact of novel technology
CASE STUDY | For PROSUITE, PRé helped develop a novel sustainability impact assessment method for technology, including social impact assessment and new sustainability metrics. This helps understand the effect of these hard-to-predict technologies.
Measuring social sustainability in the meat industry
CASE STUDY | For an US meat industry association, PRé gathered data for a social life cycle assessment. The goal was not only to quantify current social impacts, but also to see how social impacts in the meat industry changed over time.
An inventory of environmental emissions in the EU
CASE STUDY | To monitor progress on sustainability in the EU, the Joint Research Centre of the EU asked PRé to help develop an innovative and robust large database describing environmental emissions and extractions in the EU between 1990 and 2010.
Developing an LCA method for resource extraction
CASE STUDY | The European Commission requested the development of a life cycle assessment method for resource extraction impacts. PRé was part of a task group of 16 partners, coordinated by the Radboud University Nijmegen, developing this method.
A brief on the European Commission’s Product Environmental Footprint Guide
The European Commission released the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) Guide in April, 2013, along with the Organizational Environmental Footprint (OEF) Guide, under the premise of the “Single Market for Green Products Initiative.” The objective is to support a single metric for a single market, thus enhancing transparency and fair competition.
Organizing a global PCR database for GEDnet
CASE STUDY | For non-profit organization GEDNET, an association that fosters worldwide information exchange, PRé created a global database of product category rules. The main benefits of this are cost reduction and increased traceability of data.
Developing methodology for a social impacts program
The Dutch company DSM developed the twin program "People+" with the focus on social impacts, which PRé supported with consultancy.
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