Life Cycle Assessment
If your business is serious about measuring the environmental impact
What is a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)?
The environmental impacts can include: global warming potential, smog, eutrophication, water use, eco-toxicological and human toxicological pollutants, ozone layer depletion, and depletion of minerals and fossil fuels.
An LCA that focuses on greenhouse gas measures Scope 1, Scope 2 and specific Scope 3 emissions.
Why Perform a Life Cycle Assessment?
Marketing—Does your product have less impact than others?
Greening Supply Chain—Which material has the least impact? How does your product affect your customers?
Design—What should you change to make your product more environmentally friendly? Benchmarking across an industry or across divisions of a corporation—Who is best/worst; where are you?
Year-to-year tracking of environmental performance—Are you getting better or worse? Benchmarking between industries—Can your product or service accomplish the same goals with lower environmental impact?
Policy—Where should you change policy to get the biggest benefit?
Stages of a Product’s Life Cycle
Materials Manufacture—The materials manufacture step involves the activities that convert raw materials into a form that can be used to fabricate a finished product.
Product Fabrication—The product fabrication step takes the manufactured material and processes it into a product that is ready to be filled or packaged.
Packaging and Distribution—This step finalizes the products and prepares them for shipment. It includes all of the manufacturing and transportation activities that are necessary to package and distribute a finished product. Products are transported either to retail outlets or directly to the consumer. This stage accounts for the environmental impacts caused by the mode of transportation, such as trucking and shipping.
End of Life
Verus Can Help
Verus Carbon Neutral has a team of experts that can generate a complete LCA for any product or service. Our experts use the most up-to-date carbon data and state-of-the-art software. Your LCA will be conducted quickly, accurately and at an extremely competitive price.
Contact us for a quote and to learn more.
What Does a Metric Ton of CO2 Look Like?
If you were to build a cube to represent one metric ton of CO2, it would measure 27' high by 27' deep. A metric ton equals 2,204 pounds.