Life Cycle Assessments
With consumers and stakeholders placing an increased focus on sustainability and environment, many organisations are looking at ways they can minimise their impact on the environment. Carrying out Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) can help an organisation to demonstrate a deeper commitment to improving its environmental performance.
What is a Life Cycle Assessment?
Life Cycle Assessment is the measurement of the environmental impact of a product, service or process over its entire life cycle. It looks at a wide range of environmental issues including resource use, land use and toxicity.
Life Cycle Assessment provides organisations with a comprehensive understanding of their environmental impact and allows them to make informed decisions about how they can improve their environmental performance e.g. LCA ensures that a company doesn’t make an improvement in one area at the expense of another.
What are the benefits?
There are lots of benefits an organisation can gain from carrying out Life Cycle Assessments. Some of the benefits include:
- cost savings
- improved environmental cost allocation
- allows you to target supply chain improvements
- help to shape corporate sustainability strategy
- assess/justify impact of material choices and operational processes
- assess your product/service/process against those of your competitors
- supports communications about environmental friendliness of products/services/processes
- improved environmental performance and reputation
- strengthened customer loyalty
How Valpak can help
Life Cycle Assessments can deliver lots of benefits but they are also technically challenging and time consuming. We have a team of qualified LCA practitioners that have been trained to the highest standard which means we can ease that burden allowing you to concentrate on your core business.
LCA is an internationally standardised methodology ISO 14040 and our practitioners follow the principles of this methodology and utilise specialist software including SimaPro and WRATE to carry out assessments.
We can carry out streamlined and comprehensive LCA studies for you, all of which can be tailored to suit your specific needs/objectives.
To find out more contact us today on 03450 682 572 or complete our enquiry form.