In contrast to a carbon footprint, which focuses on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) assess the impacts of a product or service across a wide range of environmental issues.
In addition to GHG emissions, LCA assesses impacts including resource use, land use, water use, toxicity, eutrophication and acidification.
By assessing wider issues, a more comprehensive understanding of your impact on the environment can be identified and a balanced approach to improving green performance achieved. This is important, as reducing carbon emissions may be detrimental to other, wider environmental impacts.
We have experience of conducting LCAs for our members and Government departments. We follow the principles of ISO 14040/44 and utilise specialist software SimaPro and Environment Agency tool WRATE to carry out these assessments. We tailor our LCAs to your needs, offering both streamlined and comprehensive studies.
If you would like to speak to our team about LCA please call us on 0141 548 8210 or contact us via our online enquiry form. We offer competitive market rates but also discounts to any Valpak member looking for support.