Making the business case for sustainability

SimaPro was developed to answer one of the biggest challenges for LCA professionals: making sure other departments understand the value of your insights and why they need to act on them. Sustainability is becoming more valuable every day, but making the business case for it requires solid, substantiated figures. SimaPro’s powerful reporting functionalities and add-ons help create a company-wide support base and simplify strategic-level decisions. Because sustainability programmes only result in real business value if they are thoroughly embedded into all layers of your company.

Influencing sustainability on a strategic level

As LCA professional, you are ideally suited to identify and champion the KPIs that are most relevant for your company. Your work helps ensure that your company’s sustainability goals are feasible. SimaPro offers a fact-bases sustainability methodology and a way to translate your insights into information that’s relevant for your colleagues.

SimaPro makes your job easier on many levels. It helps you measure and communicate sustainability efforts, analyse and provide feedback on KPIs, targets and goals, monitor progress, and show each department how and where improvements can be made.

One of the tasks of the sustainability practitioner is to explain to internal and external stakeholders how various scenarios will influence overall impacts. SimaPro provides you with the summaries, visuals and straightforward presentations you need to do so.

Sustainable decision making requires transparency

SimaPro is the most transparent LCA software available. This helps you explain the assumptions and information underlying your advice. The new SimaPro Share tool makes sharing your insights with others even easier. SimaPro Collect simplifies the laborious process of collecting data for LCAs.

With Share & Collect, product designers can choose the most environmentally friendly design option. Purchasing departments can screen suppliers for environmental impact. Marketing experts can communicate brand value to customers. And the sustainability director can use the high-level results from all these departments to build a strong business case for sustainability.

"Now, we have one tool which we can use for multiple applications and to show the relevance of our results to different departments."

Researcher Environmental Impact Assessment at Dairy Industry Multinational

Developing a product sustainability platform for Argos

For an international cement company, PRé built a SimaPro database as the foundation for a flexible, consistent product sustainability platform. This allows the company to rapidly expand its sustainability efforts around the world.

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Making sustainability data more accessible

After inquiries from several large, progressive companies, PRé developed the web-based tool Share & Collect. This web-based platform makes it easier for all departments to use LCA data, while reducing the workload of LCA teams.

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Other benefits for your organisation

Life cycle assessments

The main thing you need in LCA software is excellent performance in doing LCAs. You are always looking for the best ways to analyse the hotspots and opportunities in the life cycles of your products and company, and for the…

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Improve operational performance

Your suppliers can have a huge effect on your products’ environmental impacts. Keeping these concerns in mind during sourcing and purchasing can drastically reduce a product’s impact and improve operational performance. SimaPro’s transparent analysis helps your operations and purchasing departments…

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Sustainability communication and brand reputation

Sustainability results can help strengthen your brand value, but it’s important that you can trust that your claims and reports are well-substantiated and standards-compliant. Studies and reports generated with SimaPro are ISO-compliant, with a unique level of transparency. This allows…

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Eco design and product development

The best time to improve a product’s environmental impact is in the design phase. To make design decisions that improve sustainability, designers need clear, factual information about the relative merits of the available options. SimaPro helps you communicate this information…

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