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Life Cycle Assessment understand and reduce your product's environmental impacts using this cradle-to-grave approach

Life cycle assessment is a hollistic cradle-to-grave approach for understanding the environmental impacts of virtually any product or service. LCAs can cover a number of impact metrics like climate change, acidification, water footprint, and human toxicity potential. At Ecogamut we are at the frontier of LCA methodology enabling you with high quality LCAs to fit your organization's particular requirements and goals.

Increase Efficiency and Productivity

An LCA allows you to understand exactly where your environmental hotspots are. You'll then have the clarity to focus your efforts within the most problematic parts of your product's value chain. Our automated graphical toolbox will give you quick and insightful results that will inform you of your product's environmental profile across a range of impact categories.

Reduce Operation Costs

Once an LCA is undertaken on an existing product you will be urged to quickly turn your motivation to how your company can reduce these impacts. Such reductions, more often than not, come with cost reductions due to less material and energy intensive design. Once you know these impacts, it will become an obsession to try and reduce them. It is amazing how transformative we can be once we know specifically what needs to be changed.

Product Improvement and Benchmarking

When the initial LCA of a given product is undertaken, it can quickly be updated as your company puts in place production changes. The end result, is continuous product improvement year upon year. We provide you with a customized framework that allows you to explore various possible scenarios on how you can make your products even more environmentally friendly.

Aid Corporate Image and Stakeholder Engagement

A well published LCA shows your stakeholders that you take your product's environmental impacts seriously and this can provide you with a marketing edge. By being open about your product's impacts and having a plan for reducing them, you will widen the spectrum of quality that goes with your brand. LCA is the perfect tool to support your green marketing claims.

Streamlined Life Cycle Assessment

At its simplest level, a streamlined LCA can use existing high-quality LCA databases to develop outputs that provide 80% of the result at 20% of the cost. We can provide a streamlined LCA that can do the following:

Require limited information from you on your product or service;

Provide a visually stimulating presentation that clearly communicates findings;

Relate your impacts to real world examples;

Provide an initial understanding of your environmental footprint;

Identify environmental drivers that benefit from measurement and reduction.

Detailed Cradle-to-Grave Life Cycle Assessment

An in-depth cradle-to-grave or cradle-to-gate LCA can provide you with a detailed environmental impact assessment of your product or service across a wide array of impact categories. This includes the following reporting characteristics:

A detailed process flow diagram and system construction via matrix algebra where high quality regionally relevant input data is procured across the most important processes in the value chain;

A hotspot analysis identifying key areas of your operation that generate environmental impacts;

A sensitivity and/or uncertainty analysis providing an understanding of the influence of variability on your results;

A scenario analysis illustrating how impacts change under several possible product/service value chain alternatives;

An assessment of next step options to prioritise and reduce your environmental footprint honing in on the most relevant impact categories.

Environmental Product Declaration

Once your LCA is complete there are a number of options to give you credibility and environmental stature including a peer review or an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). A peer review provided by an external body can review and validate your LCA against existing ISO standards ensuring that your LCA has integrity in the market. An EPD can be used to label and market your product or service's environmental merit against your competitors. Here are some of the advantages of attaining an EPD:

An EPD substantiates your environmental claims and avoids greenwashing;

An EPD can give your products and company the image that you are being environmentally responsible;

An EPD is an independent and internationally recognized label.

Customized LCA Tools and Training

If you require continuous assessment of similar projects, products or services we can develop custom tools that require limited input to provide valuable outputs. We can undertake the following

Identify key metrics, such as material weight or transport distance, that are pivotal to your impacts;

Produce indicators that are specific to your requirements, such as water or carbon;

Develop an Excel based tool and measurement framework, enabling future assessment to be conducted in-house;

Third Party Verification and Peer Review

Our analysts have significant experience coordinating and participating on LCA, PCR, and EPD review panels. We also continually review peer reviewed LCA articles on a regular basis. Our reviews are fair and very constructive, allowing you to know exactly what you need to do to enable your LCA to make the grade in whatever you attempt to use it for.

Create an EPD for your products and create additional value to your products.

Get your products utilized in LEED projects since points are granted for any building product with an EPD.

Develop reports to inform the public about resource use and pollution associated with your products, processes and activities.

Design curricula for training those involved in the product's life cycle and value chain.

Tap into existing data in new and powerful ways.

Gain insight into the entire value chain of your products and integrate this knowledge into the overall decision making process.

Substantiate your product-related statements relating to energy, raw materials and environmental releases.

Train staff that are responsible for reducing the environmental burdens associated with products, processes or activities.

Identify information and knowledge gaps to better establish research priorities surrounding your products and services.

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