Sustainable Product Design not only reduces environmental impacts but also help to build brand reputation and improve sales; an all around win-win situation!
Not sure where to start with integrating Product Sustainability?
Start with one product! Assess the impacts that product has on the environment and it will grow from there. It is amazing the progress and innovation that springs from a company’s first life cycle assessment. Sustainable Product Development is a journey, not a destination.
From your baseline LCA you can start to manage the sustainable growth of your product line. To manage a project you must first know where you are starting from and have an idea of where you want to go. Sustainability management is no different.
By integrating sustainability measurements directly into your design and business decisions, you can understand all the impacts before taking action. Long Trail Sustainability consultants will guide and support you through the creation and implementation of a product sustainability management system custom to your business, structured on your induction point and geared towards your destination.
Explore avenues of our product sustainability guidance below or contact us to discuss your specific needs.
PRODUCT ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT/PRODUCT LCA
A product environmental footprint, unlike a carbon or water footprint, is a multi-indicator measure of your product’s impacts using a life cycle assessment approach. This helps you identify trade-offs between different environmental impacts, enabling you to make well-informed decisions.
SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
Take your sustainability program out of the silo and engage your entire product development organization. A Sustainable Product Development (SPD) Workshop will help your product development teams understand where they can create real value throughout a product’s life cycle. Collaboration over product sustainability breeds innovation.
ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATION / PRODUCT CATEGORY RULES
As demand for environmentally preferable products has increased, concerns from consumers over “greenwashing” and unsubstantiated claims by manufacturers have also increased. Publishing an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) will substantiate your environmental marketing claims and provide an ecolabel (ISO 14025) that consumers can use to accurately compare products.
SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Manage the sustainable growth of your product line by integrating sustainability measurements directly in to your design and business decisions. Understand all the impacts before taking action. We will guide and support you through the creation and implementation of a product sustainability management system custom to your business.
SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY
Companies that collaborate throughout their supply chain and industry are better able to innovate and solve sustainability challenges across the product life cycle.