Environmental Footprint database

The Environmental Footprint (EF) database is designed to support the use of product environmental footprint (PEF) category rules (PEFCR) and organisation environmental footprint (OEF) sector rules (OEFSR). It contains secondary EF-compliant life cycle inventory datasets and a compatible EF impact assessment method.

The Environmental Footprint database is part of the European Commission’s Single Market for Green Products Initiative.

To use EF database v2.0 in SimaPro, users must agree with the terms of use, have a valid service contract and an active licence for SimaPro 8.5 or later.

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Why choose Environmental Footprint database?

Using EF-compliant data and method

High-quality data – purchased and endorsed by the European Commission for environmental footprinting – for a variety of sectors. It includes nearly 5000 datasets. Energy and transport data are in disaggregated format; everything else is available as system processes.

Benchmarking your product

Each PEFCR includes the environmental footprint of average European products. Now, you can benchmark your environmental impact results against this European average and see how well your product performs in comparison.

Identifying improvement opportunities

By calculating your PEF or OEF results with the Environmental Footprint database, you can identify the most important contributors to your product’s environmental performance.


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Find out if you qualify for free access

You may be able to use the Environmental Footprint database free of charge if you are conducting PEF or OEF studies exclusively under the approved product groups and sectors, which have been approved during the EF pilot phase and as defined in the PEFCRs and OEFSRs listed, and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the EULAs of all data providers exclusively until 31st December 2021 (permitted use).

Paid access (other purposes)

If you are interested in using the EF-compliant datasets for purposes other than those mentioned in the End User Licence Agreements (EULAs), please contact us.

Important note: Errors were found in three swine datasets and the parameterized transport datasets. These will be fixed and an updated version will be available in February 2020.


To download the database, please notice that you need to have a valid service contract and an active licence for SimaPro 8.5 or later. If you would like to have this data for SimaPro Collect and Share, please contact us

Please fill in your contact details, which will be exclusively known and kept confidential by the developers of the Environmental Footprint database (namely, European Commission, Blonk Consultants, CEPE, Cycleco, Ecoinvent, FEFAC, FEVE, PRé Sustainability, Quantis, RDC, and thinkstep). By downloading the database, you agree with this and acknowledge that you have read and understand the terms and conditions.

Facilitated by

  • European Commission

Developed by

  • Blonk Consultants
  • CEPE (European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists’ Colours Industry)
  • Cycleco (data not included in the EF database)*
  • Ecoinvent
  • FEFAC (European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation)
  • FEVE (European Container Glass Federation)
  • GreenDelta
  • maki Consulting
  • PRé Sustainability
  • Quantis
  • RDC
  • thinkstep

*Please note that Cycleco data is not included in the EF database.

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