Product Environmental Footprint

TRAINING | Standardised LCAs using the Product Environmental Footprint methodology

This 2-day training course provides you with a good understanding of the European Commission’s Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) methodology. During the sessions, you will learn how to carry out a PEF study using SimaPro, modelling and analysing a complete life cycle. After the training, you will have the skills to conduct your own PEF study independently.


  • What are the possibilities for using EF in the communication of sustainability, for benchmarking or monitoring progress, or identifying new business opportunities?

  • How to determine which data you need to collect and where to get it? And how to assess the data quality?

  • How to identify the most relevant items of your life cycle?

  • What is the Circular Footprint Formula for end-of-life, and how to apply it in SimaPro?

  • What is coming up next after the pilot phase?


To get a good grasp, you will practice performing your own EF study in SimaPro, using one of the PEF category rules as an example. We will take you through all the steps of a PEF study, zooming in on the PEF-specific rules for each of these steps. 


About the trainers

PRé has been involved in the PEF initiative for a long time. We were part of the initiative’s Technical Helpdesk and coordinated all training activities in the PEF pilot phase. Recently, PRé led the consortium developing the models of average European products and organisations. We also conducted and reviewed many PEF studies and contributed to the creation of EF-compliant datasets.


Trainers Marisa Vieira and Laura Golsteijn both have been deeply involved in PEF development for years.


Interested in OEF?

Although the focus of this training is on the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF), it is also very useful for people specifically interested in the Organisational Environmental Footprint (OEF). Most of the training and practical exercises are also relevant for OEF. In addition, you can sign up for a support package to discuss your OEF-specific questions with one of our trainers.


Looking for a specific date?

Future training dates are determined on the basis of demand. Let us know if you are interested in participating and leave your contact details in a contact form, and we will keep you posted. For questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Laura Golsteijn

Training When Where  
Product Environmental Footprint
Oct 8-9 Amersfoort, the Netherlands Register

"It was a challenging period but also a very interesting one, and we all learned a lot. It was an honor and pleasure for me to be actively involved in a number of pilots: piping and insulation in buildings, PEF4Buildings and the EF remodeling project. Through this way, I want to express my gratitude and appreciation to the PRé Consultants team (with Marisa and Eric very specifically) for professionally staffing the EF helpdesk and for managing the remodeling project so well and with the necessary perseverance. Thank you!"

Carolin Spirinckx, Project Manager Sustainable Built Environment, VITO

"Performing a PEF study in the wine industry is a great challenge, particularly in a country like Lebanon. However, with the aid and assistance of PRé Consultancy team, all tasks become manageable and easy to handle. First, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to PRé's experts especially Marisa Vieira and Laura Golsteijn. Second, I would like to strengthen that SimaPro is a powerful, stable, and user-friendly software to perform LCA studies."

Walid Harb, National PEF Expert Lebanon, Associate Professor, Holy spirit University of Kaslik
Sep 16-22 | SimaPro and LCA: Essentials
Sep 16-25 | SimaPro and LCA: In-Depth
Oct 8-9 | Product Environmental Footprint
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