Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Businesses and stakeholders increasingly prioritize environmental protection. To assess the impacts associated with products and services, the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) method was developed.

Greenium LCA Services

  1. Research Design, Purpose, and Scope Definition:
    • Strategically plan your LCA study, outlining objectives and determining the scope of analysis.
  2. Analysis of Production Processes and Data Collection:
    • Investigate and evaluate the environmental impact of production processes, including comprehensive data collection.
  3. Inventory Data Processing using Dedicated LCA Software:
    • Utilize state-of-the-art LCA software to process inventory data, ensuring accuracy and efficiency in environmental performance assessments.
  4. Preparation of the LCA Report with Results and Interpretation:
    • Compile findings into a comprehensive LCA report, providing clear insights and interpretations of environmental performance results.
  5. Strategic Integration of LCA into Sustainability Initiatives:
    • Collaborate with you to strategically integrate the LCA into your overall sustainability initiatives. This includes guidance on marketing/design strategies, leveraging the LCA for competitive advantage, and aligning it with broader corporate sustainability goals.
  6. Continuous Improvement Consulting:
    • Provide ongoing support for continuous improvement in environmental performance. Our consultants work with you to identify opportunities for efficiency, reduction of environmental impact, and alignment with emerging sustainability standards.
  7. Training and Capacity Building:
    • Equip your team with the necessary knowledge and skills through our training programs. We offer workshops and educational sessions on LCA, and sustainable practices to enhance your organization’s environmental literacy & performance.

Ready to make your products or services environmentally impactful? Contact us to start your LCA journey to start exploring the numerous benefits, including sustainability, cost savings, and market advantage.

What is an LCA?

To assess the impacts associated with products and services, the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) method was developed to help businesses and stakeholders prioritize their enivronmental impact.

Why do an LCA?

  • Identifying opportunities to improve environmental performance.
    Informing decision-makers for strategic planning, risk mitigation, and product design.
  • Detecting and selecting environmental performance focus points.
  • Enhancing B2B and B2C marketing efforts, including ecolabeling and EPD production.
  • Assessing and quantifying Scope 1 (direct emissions), Scope 2 (indirect emissions from purchased electricity, heat, or steam), and Scope 3 (indirect emissions from the entire value chain) greenhouse gas emissions.

Benefits of LCA

Integrating LCA to assess and quantify Scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions provides a holistic approach to carbon footprint analysis, offering several key benefits:

  • Comprehensive Environmental Insights:
    • Gain a detailed understanding of environmental impacts throughout the product life cycle.
  • Risk Mitigation:
    • Identify and mitigate potential environmental risks associated with products and services.
  • Cost Savings:
    • Discover opportunities to reduce costs through resource efficiency and waste reduction.
  • Market Advantage:
    • Showcase a commitment to sustainability, gaining a competitive edge in the market.
  • Ecodesign Integration: Incorporating ecodesign principles to optimize product design for environmental sustainability throughout its life cycle offers additional benefits:
    • Reduced Environmental Impact:
      • Minimize the environmental footprint of products by considering sustainability from the design phase.
    • Enhanced Product Durability:
      • Design products for longevity and recyclability, contributing to circular economy principles.
  • Connection to Grants, Tenders, etc.: Leveraging LCA and ecodesign principles can position your organization favorably in obtaining grants and tenders, as sustainability is increasingly becoming a criterion for eligibility.