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.
We will conduct your LCA according to the DIN EN ISO 14040 and 14044:2006 standards. The assessment comprises four phases:
We will work with you to define the goal and the scope of your assessment.
For the life cycle inventory analysis, we compile a register of all input and output data.
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.
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.
- DIN EN ISO 14040
- DIN EN ISO 14044
- PAS 2050
- Greenhouse Gas Protocol