Life cycle assessment
What is a life cycle assessment ?
The Life Cycle Assessment is a procedure for measuring the environmental impact of a product or service throughout its entire life cycle.
What’s included in the LCA?
In addition to a carbon footprint report, the LCA framework provides a more comprehensive way of measuring the carbon footprint of goods and products. The LCA includes the whole scope of the product’s environmental impact, by measuring the total of:
- The emissions from the raw material extraction process,
- The transportation and packaging of the product and the associated emissions,
- The emissions associated with its end-of-life disposal process, including recycling or reuse.
The LCA is an important tool for assessing the entire scope of environmental damage caused by a product or service.
For more info, check out Greenly’s blog article on “How to conduct a useful life cycle assessment”