Life Cycle Assessment
One of the major challenges facing organisations today is how to innovate, operate and grow in a climate shaped by sustainable development issues.
Is sustainability your goal? Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and carbon footprinting are powerful tools used to define and optimise the environmental impact of a product or process on the environment. We provide practical solutions for socially responsible and environmentally accountable businesses.
Why take a life cycle approach?
LCA methodology evaluates all stages of a product’s life. It takes a cradle to grave or cradle to cradle approach from raw material gathering to returning the waste to the ground. It allows a company to compare environmental impacts of the different designs and pass this on to their customers if necessary.
The benefits to you
The benefits of such work can be realised through:
- Cost reductions
- Legislation compliance
- Waste minimisation
- Development of an environmental management system
- Environmental marketing
What we can do
We have extensive LCA experience working in such diverse fields as polymers, food production, water treatment, cosmetics production, surface engineering, printed circuit manufacture, waste treatment and bioreactors. We can help with:
- Life cycle assessment studies to ISO14040/44
- Carbon footprinting (life cycle greenhouse gas emissions) to PAS 2050
- Tailored / simplified LCA methodology development
- Advise on Eco-Design procedures
- Implement Eco-Design procedures
- Eco-screening studies
- Consumer Products