Life cycle assessment studies with SimaPro

The main thing you need in LCA software is excellent performance in doing LCAs. You are always looking for the best ways to analyze the hotspots and opportunities in the life cycles of your products and company, and for the most accurate, transparent results. SimaPro is the world’s leading LCA software because it offers exactly the features you need.

Efficient and accurate LCA studies

The challenge in doing LCAs is staying up-to-date with the latest data for all life cycle stages while still finishing in a timely and efficient way. SimaPro is robust and user-friendly and helps you keep up with the constantly growing data coverage. By taking out a service contract, you are guaranteed to be working with the most recent updates.

SimaPro was designed to help you perform high-quality LCAs. Test how sensitive your model is to input data and assumptions by creating scenarios with different parameters. Use Monte Carlo uncertainty analyses to measure data uncertainty. And look inside SimaPro’s underlying databases and methodologies to discover everything about how your LCA is calculated. Unlike many other LCA software solutions, SimaPro has highly transparent data and models. If you need to do other types of analyses, SimaPro is still the right software for you.

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Easy and effortless collaboration

SimaPro makes it easy to identify environmental hotspots and evaluate different strategies for reducing environmental impact. By working with your colleagues on the same project, you can benefit from everyone’s expertise.

Communicating your results to your key stakeholders is made simple in SimaPro: the results of your analyses can be exported effortlessly to Microsoft Excel or Word, or to specialized sharing tools such as SimaPro Collect and SimaPro Share. With SimaPro Share, business users can view, vary and assess product scenarios, getting immediate feedback about the impact of their decisions without requiring your input. And with SimaPro Collect, you save time on the data collection step of your analyses.

“In addition to a plurality of user-friendly functions, e.g. units handling, uncertainty analysis, waste scenarios, the unique selling point of SimaPro compared to other LCA software tools is its handling of parameters. Combined with a robust database, parameter modeling enables screening and full LCAs with high credibility.“

Dr. Anders S.G. Andrae, Senior Expert of LCA, Huawei Technologies.

Helping Lucite understand the environmental impacts of plastics

As one of the largest suppliers of the plastics methylmethacrylate (MMA) and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), Lucite wanted to understand their environmental impacts. LCA in SimaPro gave them this, and helped suggest improvements.

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Modeling the impacts of cleaning products for A.I.S.E.

For the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (A.I.S.E), PRé used SimaPro to develop a method to determine the hotspots in a product's life cycle. This helps determine key performance indicators.

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Other benefits for your organisation

Improve operational performance

Your suppliers can have a huge effect on your products’ environmental impacts. SimaPro’s transparent analysis helps your operations and purchasing departments make more sustainable sourcing and purchasing decisions.

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Making the business case for sustainability

Sustainability programs only result in real business value if they are embedded into all layers of your company. SimaPro’s reporting features help you communicate LCA results and create a strong support base.

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Eco design and product development

The best time to improve a product’s environmental impact is in the design phase. Designers need fact-based insights to make design decisions that improve sustainability. SimaPro can help.

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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 the results. The robust SimaPro software provides you with reliable results that you can safely use.

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Carbon footprinting

Most companies have more influence over greenhouse gas emissions than they think. SimaPro provides you with everything you need to calculate your company’s carbon footprint and respond to what’s probably the most important environmental issue at this moment.

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Standardised EPDs

Environmental product declarations (EPDs) help you communicate the results of your sustainability analyses to your company, consumers or other audiences. SimaPro offers powerful reporting functionality to streamline the creation of your EPDs.

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Water footprinting

Reducing your company’s water footprint is an effective way to reduce your environmental impact. With SimaPro and its data and impact assessment methods, you now have all the building blocks you need to calculate your company’s water footprints yourself.

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