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Evolving LCA Ecosystem Opens Up Opportunities For Users

Date: 21 May 2013

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Executive Summary

Life cycle assessment (LCA) has a crucial role to play in advancing sustainability at the product level. As businesses look beyond their own four walls and seek support to improve the sustainability of products, they are faced with a complex and evolving landscape of solutions and services. This report helps executives in product management, R&D and sustainability functions to navigate the complex market of LCA software and solutions, and explains how to extract maximum value from product LCA. Corporates currently have five different types of LCA solution provider to choose from as they seek support to meet product sustainability goals. Verdantix analysis finds that developments in the LCA software and services market are picking up pace and enhance the value that a business can extract from LCA. Potential buyers of LCA solutions must have clear aims so that they select the optimal solution with the greatest business benefits.



Product Sustainability Executives Can Choose From Five Types Of LCA Solution
LCA Innovation Pushes The Boundaries Of Product Sustainability
Buyers Need To Cut Through Confusion Created By An Abundance Of LCA Options


Figure 1. LCA Solution Selection Depends On User And Usage Scenario


ArcelorMittal, Autodesk, BECO, Best Foot Forward, BIO Intelligence Services, Bluehorse Associates, BSR, Bureau Veritas, Carbon Trust, CH2M HILL, Chevron, CODDE, CRedit360, Dassault Systèmes, DNV, Ecobilan, EcoChain, Ecoinvent, Environ, Ernst & Young, Evea, Financial Times, Ford, Granta Design, Green Delta, Intertek, Mauser, Metsims, Nestlé, PE International, PRé Consultants, Prysmian, PTC, PwC, Quantis, Ricoh, SAP, Selerant, SGS, Siemens, Teknion, The Sustainability Consortium, Trayak, Unilever, Verteego, WSP Environment and Energy, Zumtobel.