A hot topic : biodiversity… Product Biodiversity Footprint (PBF) aims at combining effectively scientific approaches (ecology and environmental footprinting) for improvment in product design. The approach and the detailed methodology on a L’Oréal case study is just hot out of the press! A constructive team work…. With L’Oréal et I Care & Consult.
It is still time to join the effort on phase 2 starting now.
For businesses, your case study will provide insights on your value chain and help streamline biodiversity in ecodesign. Upcoming publication on phase 1 ! Stay tuned… Do not hesitate to contact us if interested.
Sayari, in cooperation with Gingko21, is launching the OptiNutrition Project towards more healthy and sustainable food in France.
The objective is to develop an optimization tool for catering companies and distributors to optimize food menus and recipes according to criteria combining nutrition, environment and economic constraints, with minimum diversion from current uses and traditions.
The optimisation tool will be accounting for French specific context : relevant environmental and economic data , nutritional requirements, and current diets.
The tool is targeted at producers, caterers and distributors and will help answer various questions at the cross-roads of Nutrition, Sustainability and Economy such as :
Anticipate the evolution of the coming years towards a quality, accessible, healthy and sustainable food
Understand the strategic positioning of products in the food of tomorrow
Align menus to French Health guidelines
Compose menus that care for both humans and the planet
Develop tomorrow’s recipes, tasty, healthy and sustainable
The first version of the Product Biodiversity Footprint (PBF) method is planned to be published in Q1 2018. Sayari and its partner I-Care are putting a lot of effort to ensure this first version will help decision makers in maintaining or enhancing biodiversity in their product development. More information on PBF here .
A website has been dedicated to the project with further information on its content, partners and timeline.
Companies lack specific tools to assess the impact of products on biodiversity.
The Product Biodiversity Footprint project PBF aims at developing a method and a tool to quantify the impacts of a product on biodiversity along the product value chain. It will enable to pinpoint biodiversity hotspots of a given product footprint, and identify the related stages in the value chain. It will also provide information on WHERE the footprint hotspots are located.
PBF will build on existing knowledge, methodologies and data, bridging the ecology and the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) realms. It is aiming to address the five pressures on biodiversity identified in the Millenium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA, 2005). PBF will provide quantitative and qualitative information to company decision makers regarding ecodesign, supplying, marketing, product development and strategy….
PBF is a joint I-CARE and Sayari project. A scientific committee including international experts from academia, UN-Environment, and NGOs is providing a sound scientific basis. Future users from companies and organisations are also involved from the start to ensure PBF will answer their practical needs. Examples from companies in various sectors will be used to pilot the tool.