How Does Our Management Consultancy Define Life Cycle Analysis?
In sustainability consulting, we understand Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) to be an evaluation of all environmental impacts caused by a product during its entire life cycle. This life cycle extends from the extraction of raw materials through processing, manufacture, distribution, use and disposal or recycling of the product.
LCA helps to decide what happens to the product at the “end” of its life cycle. Waste can be reduced, and processes such as recycling, resource recovery or an intelligent closed-loop economy can then be the best environmental option. The focus of sustainability consulting is that the product is not regarded as finite, but that the life cycle cycle is the main focus.
LCA can provide a concrete indication of the ecological problem areas of a product. By implementing our consulting, companies contribute to ecological, economical and social production and thus to a sustainable life cycle of products.
LCA creates a basis for a sustainable recycling economy, the Cascading Economy, because it provides a sustainability assessment of the life cycle of a product and shows optimization potentials.