Life Cycle Assessment
Understanding the environmental impact of products or processes through its entire lifecycle, from extraction of raw materials to disposal and recycling, is becoming increasingly important for producers and consumers. A life cycle assessment (LCA) assists in understanding the environmental footprint of your product or process from cradle to grave.
An LCA has many benefits. The assessment identifies which areas of your process or product development have the greatest impact and where opportunities exist to minimize this impact. An LCA helps customers understand the overall environmental impact of the products they consume to inform them when making purchasing decisions. An LCA may help suppliers market a product as low impact, and support organizations in achieving sustainability goals by enhancing the transparency of the overall value chain.