Hunting for hot spots: The role of Life Cycle Analysis in decarbonising manufacturing supply chains

Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) has been around for more than half a century, beginning in the 1960s, when heightened environmental consciousness led to increased scrutiny around issues like resource and energy efficiency, pollution, and solid waste

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Coca Cola became one of the first major corporations to analyze its environmental footprint, laying the foundation for the methodology used by many companies today.

This ultimately laid the groundwork for governmental support of LCAs through agencies like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the European Commission, which both released publications in the 1980s supporting the methodology.

Today, LCAs are often leveraged to help identify “hot spots” within a company’s supply chain by analyzing the environmental impact of each stage of the life cycle of a product or service, with the goal of documenting and improving its overall environmental profile.

Life Cycle Analysis Within the Framework of Corporate Sustainability

Alfa Energy’s Principal Consultant, Sustainability Strategy, Dr Seyed Ebrahimi’s brand-new article lays out the nuts and bolts of a Life Cycle Analysis within the framework of corporate sustainability, the challenges around supplier participation and making it work for the bottom line.

Read Dr Ebrahimi’s latest article to learn:

➡ How LCA is leveraged to help identify decarbonization ‘hot spots’ within a company’s supply chain

➡ Why LCA is being engaged by companies to meet sustainability targets

➡ The importance of supply chain configuration and mapping

➡ The role of LCA when it comes to setting out the business case

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