Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Sustainability is measurable.

From strategy and concept development to implementation: the milestone of implementation does not mark the end, but just the beginning of recurring loops that serve to continuously optimize products and processes.

In order to make sustainability strategies measurable, comparable, and therefore more tangible, Bertrandt offers its customers comprehensive Life Cycle Assessments – from the initial concept phase to final certification.

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Selection of assessments and analyses:

– Comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in the form of
   a comparative assessment or hotspot analysis
– Product Carbon Footprint (PCF)
– Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF)

Life Cycle Assessments are diverse.

At our customers’ request, we can provide advice on defining the framework for a Life Cycle Assessment. It is important to weigh up which methods are suitable for the respective application and to determine the system limits (reference system) within which they are used.

Even at an early stage, we provide support in all preparatory steps and processes, such as data collection and validation. We take responsibility for modeling the life cycle and creating reports in accordance with ISO standards and, as the next step, we support you in the process of certification of the Life Cycle Assessment.

Our experts create Life Cycle Assessments for you in accordance with the specifications of international standards and guidelines, e.g. ISO 14040/14044 and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, as a neutral third party.

For the purpose of modeling, we use freely available tools such as Open LCA and are equally familiar with the application of commercial software products such as GaBi. On request, we can also provide support in the development of individual IT solutions, for example on the basis of Ecoinvent databases.

  • The LCA forms the basis for analyzing the ecological dimension.
  • Sustainability involves the innovation of new and improved products that meet customer requirements, but which are also compatible with resource constraints.
  • The LCA is used as a measurable indicator for methods to achieve sustainability.
  • From the extraction of raw materials to the disposal of the end-of-life product, we assess the environmental impact throughout the entire product life cycle.
  • We assess not only the consumption of energy and resources, but also emissions into the air and water, as well as the impact of any waste that is produced.

Your Contact

Michael Naumann

Team Manager Sustainability & Quality