Developing a product sustainability platform for Argos

Argos, a multi-national cement and concrete producer, worked with PRé on a comprehensive approach for developing a product sustainability programme. A SimaPro database provided consistency, flexibility and reliability to the project.

Sustainability for a worldwide operation

The building industry is making a move towards sustainability. For Argos, an international cement and concrete producer, that means implementing a product sustainability platform that takes into account the worldwide nature of operations. For that reason, the platform was developed to include data from different products and facilities around the world.

A future-proof platform with SimaPro

The collected data was used to construct a SimaPro databases, which makes it possible for Argos to use the information in future projects, such as EPDs and product development. The database structure also makes it easier to add data from new products and facilities, ensuring the sustainability platform stays up to date.

The custom database PRé developed in SimaPro for these first products and facilities is flexible and scalable. For more information on this approach, please download the full case study.

"We have been using SimaPro for over a decade now. Currently as a server application, which is much more convenient when you have several users. We often need to go deep into the inventory to see where specific impacts come from, with SimaPro this is possible. Also working with parameters makes SimaPro extra valuable."

Tom Ligthart - LCA and sustainability expert at a scientific research institute

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