The life-cycle assessment (LCA) is a methodology to quantify all the processes related to a product or service from cradle to cradle: from the input of raw materials and energy, through its use until its end of life, accounting also for all outputs as e.g. emissions and waste leaving the system.
A stroke is used to identify key issues and develop a strategy for improvement. In particular is the basis for:
- – The calculation of the carbon footprint of products / services / organizations according to the methodology PAS 2050 and the GHG Protocol tool.
- – Advice on product ecodesign strategies and minimization of impacts.
- – Advice on obtaining certificates, ecolabels and / or environmental product declarations.
- – Strategies for reducing carbon emissions and carbon offset.
- – Marketing strategies and communication of results.
- – Advice for the implementation of ISO 14006: 2011 Environmental Management Systems and guidelines for incorporating ecodesign (former UNE 150301).
- – Life Cycle Costing (economic evaluation of the life cycle of a product or service) EHS can as well advise our customers and help them to implement ecodesign strategies.
Ecodesign and ecoinnovation can be a strategic factor, allowing companies to evaluate and improve the economic, social and environmental profile of products or services, involving and raising awareness to all stakeholders in the value chain, from suppliers to customers.