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Sustainability goals & metrics

While it is well-established that it is difficult to quantify all of the desirable outcomes associated with sustainability, it is important that organizations develop goals to motivate action and metrics to measure progress. It is also critical that accountability and incentives associated with those goals are distributed throughout the organization in order to promote responsibility and organization-wide participation in environmental performance. We have worked with companies to establish baselines, compare current performance to other organizations in the same sector or of similar size, and ultimately facilitate goal setting for numerous activities related to sustainability. From here, we have worked to identify metrics that support progress towards these goals and built tools for reporting from multiple channels.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of products and processes

Green products and processes should strive for benign and efficient use of resources throughout their life cycles – from extracting the materials that go into them to their use and eventual disposal.  Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an internationally standardized, mutli-criteria tool for quantitatively evaluating the environmental impacts associated with a product or process. We have conducted LCAs and created custom LCA tools for companies in a wide range of industries, including basic and fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, minerals and metals, plastics, aerospace, electronics and appliances, buildings and construction, water infrastructure, and waste management.

Carbon & water footprinting

Companies often turn to carbon and water footprinting as first steps in tracking resource use and environmental impacts in their own operations, and increasingly, throughout their supply chains.  We use the latest standards from WRI/WBCSD, ISO, and PAS2050 to deliver detailed accounts that can be used as a baseline for reporting and to identify opportunities for improving resource efficiency.