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Life Cycle Assessments, Carbon Footprint and Environmental Product Declarations

Life Cycle Assessment according to ISO 14040 and ISO 14044| TÜV Rheinland

Demonstrate your commitment to environmental sustainability

Triangle of sustainability for Life Cycle Assessments | TÜV Rheinland

Choosing climate and environmentally friendly products is increasingly important to consumers, more than half of whom consider a company’s sustainability philosophy when making purchasing decisions. Companies that can prove their production is environmentally sound by means of a neutral test provide their customers with a valuable decision-making aid. Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) serve as the most important tool for process optimization, resulting in a more sustainable production method. A Life Cycle Assessment analyzes energy requirements, raw material consumption, emissions to air, water, soil and waste over the entire life cycle of a product. Companies document their sustainability through an LCA and, in addition, identify optimization potential.

Our experts carry out and certify Life Cycle Assessments of your products and determine the CO2 footprint of your company. Our sustainable services include Product Carbon Footprints and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Using comparative Life Cycle Assessments, we can also compare different products and processes in terms of their environmental performance.

With our many years of experience, we are a reliable partner providing proof of company and product sustainability. Our neutral tests are internationally recognized and can serve as a decisive orientation aid for your customers and business partners.

Would you like to find out more about our services in the field of Life Cycle Assessments? Contact our experts now!

Our services build trust and keep you competitive

Life Cycle Assessments and Carbon Footprint reports enable you to identify the current and potential environmental impact of your products as well as the effects of impact reduction measures. In addition, customers and business partners who trust our critical reviews and certifications also develop trust in the sustainability of your products and in the sustainability strategy of your company. With increased confidence in your products’ environmental features, you can hone your marketing message and clearly differentiate yourself from your competitors.

At the same time, you benefit from an international, standards-based instrument for process and product optimization that can lead to reductions in energy and raw material consumption as well as the associated costs.

Our range of sustainable services

We support you in achieving your environmental goals and optimizing your processes at the same time. Our experts provide many services, all from a single source.

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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Our experts prepare Life Cycle Assessments for you in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14040 and 14044 as a neutral third party. From raw material extraction to disposal, we examine the environmental impact over the entire product life cycle. We assess the consumption of energy and resources, emissions to air and water and the amount of waste generated. This approach allows for Comparative Life Cycle Assessments as well, so that you can compare various products and processes in terms of their environmental performance.

Life Cycle Assessments serve as the most important tool for process optimization, resulting in a more ecological, sustainable production method.

Product Carbon Footprint (PCF)

As with the LCA, we consider the entire life cycle of your product when providing a PCF report. The difference, however, is that with the PCF, the focus is on greenhouse gas emissions. In the context of climate protection goals and increased demand for climate-friendly products, our Product Carbon Footprint service offers you the opportunity to examine processes in terms of climate impact and to pinpoint optimization potential.

Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are primarily used by architects and building planners to select sustainable building materials. Building planners are increasingly demanding EPDs to ensure their buildings are certified as sustainable. We prepare Environmental Product Declarations according to ISO 14025 and oversee the verification process, for publication in sustainable construction databases. EPDs can also be applied to products other than building materials and published in relevant international databases.

Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF)

Effects on climate change can be determined at the company level as well as the product level. More and more companies are including this step in their sustainability strategy in order to create transparency, discover optimization potential for the future and earn the designation “climate neutral” through compensation of greenhouse gases.

Individual solutions for assessing ecological sustainability

Excel-based tools, such as the Life Cycle Assessment Manager, allow you to simulate production processes and material changes on an individual basis. We provide these tools for your use after agreeing on their scope and flexibility in advance.

We have also developed Quick Check, which is an entry-level tool that helps you gain an initial overview of the environmental effects of the materials used in your processes. The tool records all necessary information in the form of a questionnaire, and is followed up by an evaluation and a short PowerPoint report. If your product does not fulfill the criteria, we can provide you with a complete LCA or a Product Carbon Footprint calculation.

Another individual solution is our Eco-Efficiency Analysis, which offers a comparative assessment of the economic and ecological effects of products and processes over their entire life cycle.

Our services for your Life Cycle Assessment

Your reliable partner for testing and certification

As an internationally recognized and independent testing service provider, we offer comprehensive services in the field of sustainability. Our experts have many years of experience in a wide range of industries, making us highly qualified to support you in increasing your ecological sustainability. Our recognized test mark credibly signals your commitment to sustainable action to your customers and business partners. The corresponding examinations and certifications can be accessed in our online certificate database and ensure a valuable competitive advantage.

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Further information for download

pdf FAQ - Sustainable services around the Life Cycle Assessment 313 KB Download
pdf Flyer - Our sustainability services 408 KB Download

Our references in Life Cycle Assessment

pdf Life Cycle Assessment (ISO 14040:2009 & 14044:2018) at Interstuhl Büromöbel 273 KB Download
pdf Life Cycle Assessment (ISO 14040:2009 & 14044:2018) at Heliatek 300 KB Download

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