Environmental Footprint (EF) training

Performing standardized LCAs according to the European Commission’s Environmental Footprint (PEF/OEF) methodology

This 2-day training provides you with a good understanding of the Environmental Footprint (EF) methodology as well as how to carry out an EF study using SimaPro. During the training, you will analyze a complete product environmental footprint. After the training, you will have the skills to conduct your own EF study independently.

Environmental footprint training


Together we will dive into topics, such as:

  • What are the differences between traditional LCA, PEF/OEF, and other standardization initiatives such as EPD?
  • How to determine which data you need to collect and where to get it?
  • What is the Circular Footprint Formula and how to apply it?
  • What does the EF impact assessment methodology entail?
  • How to perform hotspots analysis?


To make sure you’ll get the full grasp, we’ll guide you through a practical case study in SimaPro. You will practice how to perform your own EF study, according to the EF category rules for one of the pilots as an example. During the training, you will have access to the necessary secondary EF-compliant data and the final EF impact assessment method. We will take you through all the steps of a PEF study zooming into PEF specific rules for each of these steps.


Next to modelling your own EF study, you will also learn:

  • About the consequences of this European initiative for sustainability in the industry;
  • The possibilities for using EF in the communication of sustainability, for benchmarking or monitoring progress or identifying new business opportunities;
  • The steps taken so far;
  • The difficulties and advantages; and
  • How to transform the learnings from the EF pilot phase into an outlook for its applicability in the future.


About us and our PEF experience

PRé was part of the Technical Helpdesk for the testing of Environmental Footprint rules during the pilot phase. Additionally, PRé provided pilot-specific training and trainings about the general PEF/OEF rules, and also coordinated all training activities of the EF pilot phase. Recently, PRé is leading the consortium that is developing the models of the average European products and organizations of the pilots acting during the pilot phase. PRé contributed to the creation of EF-compliant datasets, and has performed and reviewed many PEF studies carried out during the pilot phase. This provided us with a broad experience related to PEF, and the opportunity to enable SimaPro to perform PEF/OEF compliant studies.


The training will be given by Marisa Vieira, Laura Golsteijn and Katarzyna Cenian. All trainers have been working with the European Commission for years and were acting as a member of the Technical Helpdesk for the testing of Environmental Footprint rules during the pilot phase.


Let us know if you’d like to join!

The training dates still have to be determined on basis of demand. Let us know if you would be interested to participate. Please send us your contact details to keep you posted by filling in a contact form. For questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Laura Golsteijn

"PRé wrote a scientific article on the development of our PEFCRs for shampoo. I am completely happy with the delivered work. It was on time, and it all went according to plan. PRé’s support was of constant high quality, throughout the process. It was a really good experience."

Manuela Coroama, Senior Manager, Technical Regulatory Affairs, Cosmetics Europe
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