Carbon Footprint and Product Life Cycle Assessment

Put Your Sustainability to the Test

Every day, more and more people are making a conscious decision to go green – on everything from food to household items. As an independent third party, our experts can help you conduct life cycle assessment according to the DIN EN ISO 14040 and 14044 standards. Life cycle assessment (LCA) charts the environmental impact of every phase of your product's life - from raw materials to waste management. We examine energy and resource consumption, emissions to air and water, incidental waste, toxicity and risk potential. Increase consumer confidence and reduce carbon footprint - put your product sustainability to the test.

Benefits at a Glance

Product life cycle assessment and carbon footprint determined by the experts at TÜV Rheinland helps you:

  • Identify and reduce a product's potential environmental impact
  • Lower costs by reducing your energy and raw material consumption
  • Build consumer confidence in the quality and safety of your products
  • Gain a tool for process and product optimization
  • Set yourself apart from the competition with an independent third party assessment

Our Services for Carbon Footprint and Lifecycle Assessment

Experts at TUV Rheinland will help you determine the product carbon footprint (PCF), part of your life cycle assessment. This "footprint" tells you how many greenhouse gas emissions your product will generate over its entire lifetime. Improve your market position with a positive life cycle assessment.

Our Approach

We will conduct your LCA according to the DIN EN ISO 14040 and 14044:2006 standards. The assessment comprises four phases:

Scope

We will work with you to define the goal and the scope of your assessment.

Inventory Analysis

For the life cycle inventory analysis, we compile a register of all input and output data.

Impact Assessment

In the impact assessment stage, additional information is drawn into the equation - such as environmental impact. This serves as the basis for the fourth and final phase.

Evaluation

Following the testing period, the conclusions are summarized and you will be provided with a test report. We then proceed forward to certify the study by identifying the methodology used and the resulting data. This is followed by a "critical review" where careful examinations according to the DIN EN ISO 14040 or 14044 standards are conducted. If the results are positive, you will be provided with a certificate.

Test Standards

  • DIN EN ISO 14040
  • DIN EN ISO 14044
  • DIN EN ISO 14045
  • DIN EN ISO 14064
  • PAS 2050
  • Greenhouse Gas Protocol
  • DIN EN 16258
  • ISO/DIS 14046