Sustainability consulting

Today, companies face increasing legal and market demands to improve resource efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of their products and services. By supporting the use of life-cycle approaches, we focus on improving the environmental footprint and facilitating the transition to sustainable business, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises.

We conduct a life cycle assessment (LCA), which allows you to analyze the entire life cycle of your product or service.

Life cycle assessment (LCA)

Life cycle assessment provides companies with a comprehensive understanding of their environmental impacts and enables them to make informed decisions about how they can improve their environmental performance.

Environmental product declaration (EPD)

EPD is considered as a communication tool for LCA. It is a set of measurable information about the impact of a product or service on the environment throughout its life cycle.

Environmental social responsibility (CSR)

Transparency and carbon footprint disclosure are increasingly becoming the focus of today's companies, which use this to build a business model in line with sustainability principles.

Life cycle assessment
(LCA)

Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a methodology used to assess the environmental impacts associated with a product, service or process throughout its life cycle. It addresses a wide range of environmental issues, including resource use, land use and toxicity.
LCA

Why to do an LCA?

By identifying the impact of manufactured products or services on the environment, it is possible to identify areas where there is inefficiency and environmental damage and subsequent improvement and optimization of processes to achieve resource savings and reduce operating costs.

By taking a proactive approach to environmental challenges and integrating sustainability information into day-to-day decision-making, you can manage supply chain risk, strengthen customer loyalty, improve company image, increase customer confidence and demonstrate environmental compliance.

Who is an LCA for?

LCA helps companies identify potential areas for improvement, unintended consequences of business decisions, and uncover scenarios for future change. LCA results are a source of valuable information for all business units of the company.

Product management / Research and development
- Following the regulations,
- Development of new sustainable products

Supply chain management and purchasing
- Finding and choosing a better supplier

Marketing and sales
- Meeting customer requirements for sustainability

Executive management and strategic leadership
- Integrating sustainability into entire business

What software do we use?

In LCA, the completeness and technological coverage of databases is an important input for LCA quality.

When developing LCA analyzes, databases represent the quality of the evaluation and should be regularly updated, otherwise the LCA will not provide a correct result and may not be verified by individual evaluators.

That's why we have chosen Umberto LCA+, one of the leading LCA software solutions with an integrated comprehensive Ecoinvent inventory lifecycle database.

Environmental product declaration (EPD)

EPDs are considered as communication tools for LCA. It is a set of measurable information about the impact of a product or service on the environment throughout its life cycle. This information is determined by the life cycle assessment (LCA) method according to ISO 14040.
EPD

Why to do an EPD?

EPDs are used to quantify and communicate the lifetime impact of a product on the environment. They provide objective, credible and neutral assessments.
When making an EPD, the manufacturer undertakes to measure and transparently declare the impact on the environment in an accessible format.

How can you use an EPD to grow your business?

Making an EPD signals a commitment of you company to measure and reduce the environmental impact of your product. In addition, your EPD clearly supports business development in many ways.

Market differentiation:
- Facilitating carbon-conscious customers to find and choose products over others on the market

Benchmarking your performance:
- Helps you see how you are doing comparing to your competition

Product development:
- By identifying where and how to reduce impact, you are ready to meet new sustainability requirements

Environmental social responsibility (CSR)

Today, the company's relationship with the environment and the improvement of its environmental profile are no longer just a matter of meeting legislative requirements, but are becoming increasingly important as a tool for strengthening the company's position in the market.

Companies are increasingly confronted with environmental and social challenges, such as climate change, resource depletion and a deteriorating ecosystem, and more and more consumers are looking for clear, transparent and credible statements by companies to address climate change. So that a company can successfully overcome the risks and take advantage of these opportunities, it must focus on its contribution to a sustainable and viable future.

Transparency and carbon footprint disclosure became the focus of today's companies, which they use to build a business model in line with sustainability principles.

Thanks to the inclusion of environmental aspects in strategic planning and management, the company opens up new opportunities to gain a competitive advantage.

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