Article | September 21, 2022

Life Cycle Assessment: A Powerful Decision-Making Tool


A life cycle assessment (LCA) is a systematic approach for assessing the environmental impacts from a product that occur across all stages of its life. The typical evaluation framework of an LCA covers topics such as raw materials, manufacturing, distribution, and use phases of a product, including its final disposal and recycling.  

An LCA analysis can provide an enterprise with a better understanding of the parts of a product chain that carry the highest environmental burden, giving it a clearer picture of its environmental footprint and affording it more transparency with its corporate environmental disclosures. At the same time, a thorough examination of a product’s life cycle can uncover key findings about the processes and operations behind a product.

Learn how life cycle assessments can help drive decision-making by unlocking insights as to how companies can reduce environmental impacts and enhance product design, optimize manufacturing, and reduce costs.

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