First of all, can you explain what life cycle assessment is?
Life cycle assessment or LCA is the most advanced tool for making a global, multi-criteria assessment of a product’s entire manufacturing and use cycle. LCA is a standardized method that complies with ISO 14 040 and ISO 14044 standards. Altyor has a software program called EIME to perform the life cycle assessment.
How is LCA multi-criteria?
We also look at several stages of the life cycle: the manufacturing of all the parts of a product, the transportation that is used to transport these parts. As well as the unit parts or the finished product. We also look at the use, so what the product consumes during its use by the consumer in terms of energy. Finally, we analyze the end-of-life phase: how the product is reprocessed, when it is no longer used, when it is thrown away. Do we manage to recycle it? Has it been thrown away or incinerated?
“When analyzing the life cycle, we look at several criteria, such as global warming, the depletion of natural resources, water consumption and land pollution. “