Lifecycle assessment background / LCA business background
Life cycle assessment (LCA) is an analysis for reporting resources consumed, energy consumed and pollution discharged as well as assessing environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life quantitatively. LCA now has been incorporated into the series of international ISO 14000 environmental management systems, LCA provides methodology basis on other environmental management tools such as Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) , Environmental product declaration (EPD).
PCF is a measure of the total GHG emissions with all the stages of a product's life, which is from raw material acquisition, manufacture, distribution, and use, to waste disposal/recycling.
EPD consist of quantified environmental information concerning the cycle of the products in order to allow a comparison between products that perform the same function.
The significances of LCA, PCF assessment and EPD are：
Provide technical support as important indicators in green product certification, green manufacture system assessment and national green building assessment mark；.
Cope with the international green trade barriers and promote export effectively；
Exploit the potential in energy conservation and emission reduction, support green management of the whole supply chain to achieve sustainable development;
Improve reputation, strengthen brands and demonstrate corporate social responsibility.
Sinocarbon can provide the following assessment services based on the LCA.
Carbon footprint assessment
We can help you do carbon footprint calculation, analysis and report for a product or service based on ISO14067, PAS2050 and other standards.
We can help you to do lifecycle assessment, analysis and report for a product or service based on ISO14040, ISO14025 and other relevant standards, as well as the Technical Specification for Green-design Product Assessment issued by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
Environmental product declaration (EPD)
We can help you do quantitative environmental information report of a product or service lifecycle based on LCA methodology.
For further information on LCA, Carbon footprint assessment, and Environmental product declaration, please contact us.