Services & tools to calculate the environmental impact of your product / service
Consumers and businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental impacts of their product and supply choices. Increased coverage of sustainability issues has helped to put this to the forefront of decision making. A product footprint assessment can help you to understand and reduce the environmental impact of your product(s) or service(s) and help you to differentiate your brand.
Product and service footprint assessments, including life cycle assessments of the associated carbon emissions, are rapidly becoming an integral part of new product development and eco-design. By assessing the environmental impacts of a product/service throughout its entire life cycle, you will be able to identify 'hot-spots' for cost and emission reductions as well as support in developing environmental product declarations.
As part of a life cycle assessment (LCA), we can provide you with:
- An assessment of the environmental footprint of your products / services
- Detailed report with a breakdown of your product emissions / footprint
- Support during the data collection process
- Recommendations to reduce your product emissions / footprint after the assessment
- Marketing support
A product footprint can be provided through two different approaches:
The Carbon Footprint Standard - We offer a low cost alternative to a traditional assessment of life cycle emissions which follows the principles of PAS 2050 and the GHG protocol. The results of the assessment will help your company to reduce the emissions and costs associated with your product or service. Following the assessment you will be licenced to use the Carbon Footprint Standard Assessed Product/Service logo:
We recommend this approach if your main aim is to achieve carbon emission reductions in your products (or services) footprint and to identify opportunities to reduce costs.
PAS 2050 Standard / ISO 14067:2018 - The PAS 2050 and ISO 14067:2018 standards are internationally recognised specifications for product / service life cycle assessments. They both have slightly different approaches and requirements but fundamentally share the same principles.
We recommend a standardised approach if you have strong supply chain requirements.
We can also provide you with bespoke tools to track and measure your products carbon footprint through our LifeCycle Tracker TM.
Other areas of your product/service footprint that can be assessed include:
- Water footprint
- Plastic footprint
- Fossil fuel footprint
- Land use footprint
- Sustainable sourcing (wood, palm oil, toxic chemicals, ozone etc)
Tailored support is available on request depending on level of requirement. Contact us to find out more.
For those wanting to complete their own assessments, we can help by providing you with methodologies and/or suitable emission factors. We also offer third party verifications of the assessments to bring confidence in your calculations and to enable you to use the carbon footprint standard logo.
Product / Service Carbon Neutrality
After completing a product footprint, make your product or service carbon neutral by offsetting the associated carbon emissions. We offer a wide range of high quality carbon offsetting projects along with support in drafting carbon management plans and marketing.
Our Industry Experience
We have experience working with a wide range of industries to assess their product footprints including:
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