Thinking beyond sustainability
What began over 25 years ago with an environmental assessment (LCA) of vehicular bumpers, today encompasses environmental, socio-economic, and technical analyses of products, systems, and services in all branches of industry and society.
Issues surrounding mobility, construction, and modern-day living play a central role, in addition to the manufacturing of materials and products and to energy generation and supply. In particular, the recovery of high-value materials and the closing of material flow loops are of increasing importance in our work as they are in the world.
However, the content of our work is no longer restricted to traditional environmental assessment techniques. In recent years, we have also developed methods to assess products with regard to sustainable development. The integration of social and economic aspects, for example, as well as the inclusion of environmental impacts due to land use and impacts on biodiversity must not be forgotten in a comprehensive sustainability assessment.
Due to associated growing complexity of such analyses, one of our goals is to develop methods and tools conducive to practical implementation. These methods and tools can be customized for company-specific processes to best integrate sustainability practices into daily operations.
Methods and tools are continously refined to meet the requirements of future questions of sustainability assessment. Today the sustainability of products, systems, and services is more important than ever. Shorter product development cycles, new technologies, and the growing scarcity of natural resources confront us daily with new challenges.
We look forward to support you making the world more environmentally friendly and sustainable . You can find further information on our website, including our areas of expertise, current projects, and publications – or simply speak to one of our representatives.