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”