Life Cycle Assessment

Life cycle assessment is used to determine the environmental impacts of products and services in order to determine environmentally relevant influencing factors over the entire life cycle.

Life cycle assessment (LCA) according to DIN EN ISO 14040 and DIN EN ISO 14044 is a scientific method for determining the environmental impacts of a product or service.

The aim is to quantify environmentally relevant influencing factors over the entire life cycle, taking into account the use of resources (energy, water, auxiliary and operating materials, raw materials, packaging materials).

A life cycle assessment basically goes through four phases:

  1. Definition of objectives and scope of investigation: What is to be investigated under which framework conditions?
  2. Life cycle inventory: Which material and energy flows occur over the entire life cycle?
  3. Impact assessment: What are the environmentally impacts?
  4. Evaluation: How are the results (environmental impacts) summarized and assessed?

Advantages at a glance

Years of experience in the preparation of life cycle assessments

Professional and individual support

Support for data collection through specially designed data collection forms

Get a new perspective on your own product

Use of the most widespread life cycle assessment software GaBi

Life cycle assessment as a basis for further offers & synergies with other management and sustainability systems

Everything from one source: One partner for a wide range of performances in the area of sustainability certification

Life cycle assessment as basis for sustainable decisions

The results of a life cycle assessment provide a basic overview of the ecological consequences of products and services. Consequently, they can serve as a basis for further decision-making by

  • creating a basic awareness of the consequences of products and services on the environment,
  • underline economic and ecological optimisation potentials,
  • promoting the development of sustainable products.

ift Rosenheim prepares life cycle assessments for your company, your products as well as your services. This forms a solid basis for your individual sustainability strategy.

Life cycle assessments also provide the foundation for the following additional offers from ift Rosenheim:

Das Schaubild zeigt Lebenszyklus eines Produktes von Rohstoff über Herstellung bis Nutzung und Lebensende bzw. Recycling
Life cycle assessment considers the entire life cycle of a product in order to determine environmentally relevant influencing factors over the entire life cycle.

Procedure of a life cycle assessment by ift Rosenheim

Step 1

Kick-off meeting

  • Clarification of basic questions and individual customer requirements
  • Initial overview of portfolio/services
  • Definition of objectives and scope of investigation
  • Offer/Commissioning
Step 2

Data collection (life cycle inventory)

  • Provision of structured data collection sheets
  • Determination of all environmentally relevant inputs and outputs along the product/service flow
Das Schaubild zeigt Lebenszyklus eines Produktes von Rohstoff über Herstellung bis Nutzung und Lebensende bzw. Recycling
Step 3

Life Cycle Assessment (impact analysis)

Quantification of the environmental impacts based on the data provided using life cycle assessment software

Step 4

Reporting

Presentation and evaluation of the life cycle assessment results in comprehensive LCA report

Sustainability Team of ift Rosenheim

If you have any questions about our sustainability-related services, our team of experts will be happy to help

From left to right: Sandra Heinrichsberger, Christoph Seehauser (Head), Katharina Pscherer, Benedikt Dellawalle, Philipp Dumproff, Miranda Thiele, Luisa Ludwig, Florian Brechleiter.