Environmental metrics

Do you want to integrate the environmental dimension into the development and communication of your products and services?

* Measure the environmental footprint

* Identify and prioritize opportunities for improvement

* Compare different technologies and practices

* Communicate the performance and benefits of your productsand services

 

“Life Cycle Assessment” (LCA) is the standard reference method for quantifying the environmental impacts and benefits of products and services along the value chain: from raw material extraction to processing. packaging, transportation, distribution, use and end of life (waste disposal, recycling).

It is a systemic and holistic approach. It covers the entire value chain and addresses various environmental aspects (climate change, air, soil and water pollution, as well as resource use).

It makes it possible to identify “hotspots”, and to prioritize improvement actions. LCA is the starting point for a circular economy approach.

Within responsible businesses, it can feed  eco-design, communication and strategic decisions.

Sayari performs LCAs in accordance with international standards (ISO 14040 and 14044) as well as simplified LCAs.

Contact us for more information contact [at] sayari.co

Publications : 

Henderson A., Asselin-Balençon A.C, Heller M., Vionnet S., Lessard L., Jolliet O. (2017). Spatial analysis of water use impacts: a matrix approach applied to US feed and milk production. Environmental Science and Technology.

Asselin-Balencon, A. C., & Jolliet, O. (2014). Metrics and indices to assess the life cycle costs and greenhouse gas impacts of a dairy digester. Journal of Cleaner Production

Henderson A., Asselin-Balençon A.C., Heller M., Vionnet S., Lessard L., Humbert S., Saad R., Margni M., Thoma G., Matlock M., Burek J., Kim D.S. & Jolliet O. (2013).  Comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment of Fluid Milk in the United States – Final report. Chicago.

Asselin-Balençon, A. C., Popp, J., Henderson, A., Heller, M., & Thoma, G. (2012). Dairy farm greenhouse gas impacts: A parsimonious model for a farmer’s decision. International Dairy Journal