Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) gives insight in how sustainable your product is. More and more customers favour sustainable products. Companies can now measure the impact of their products on the environment.

Improving your environmental performance

Life Cycle Assessment models the complex interaction between a product and the environment, from cradle to grave. This gives you a sound starting point for reducing the environmental impact of your processes, products and services.

LCA according to ISO 14040

Partners for Innovation helps companies to execute LCA studies. We work in accordance with ISO 14040: Principles and framework for life cycle assessment (LCA), and use SimaPro software with the latest data from the Eco-Invent databases. LCA software tools calculate the environmental impact and benchmark it against competitors and new concepts.

  • An LCA Quick Scan gives a fast and cost-effective overview of the environmental impact of your products and other activities.
  • A Carbon Footprint gives a fast and cost-effective overview of the CO2 impact of your products and processes.

Life Cycle Assessment

The term “life cycle” refers to the product’s total supply chain from raw material production, manufacturing, and distribution, to use and disposal including all intermittent transportation. The sum of all these steps is the product’s life cycle. Environmental impact is usually assessed in the following categories:

  • Global warming (greenhouse gases)
  • Acidification
  • Smog Ozone layer depletion
  • Eutrophication Eco
  • Human toxins
  • Habitat destruction
  • Desertification
  • Land use
  • Depletion of minerals
  • Fossil fuels

Read more: three ways a Life Cycle Assessment can make your company more profitable



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