The vast majority of companies find that over 85% of their products’ pollution is created further up the chain. Using this free version of the EcoChain software, companies can let their suppliers make free calculations for the products they supply. Our aim? We want to lower the threshold with this free version to help and encourage entire business chains to provide transparency and become more sustainable.
Any company can use this version to make LCAs for all of their products. The company can then share environmental performance data of these products with their customers within the EcoChain platform. You can see the CO2 footprint, MKI (the Netherlands’ environmental cost indicator) values, and other information about your products, and you’ll know which of your products perform well (and which ones don’t).
It’s very simple. You invite your suppliers to register for the free version of EcoChain. Your supplier inputs the necessary data for his/her own company. EcoChain then calculates the impacts of all that on the company’s products. The supplier publishes the results from EcoChain in the product catalogue. This way, the supplier is providing the necessary transparency and you can use this product data as part of your end product. You can also make concrete agreements with your supplier(s) about how to improve environmental performance.
The free version of EcoChain only produces the LCA data. The full version of EcoChain generates more statistics and graphs, giving a company valuable insights at the process and operations levels. With these insights, you’ll be able to identify how to optimize your material and energy consumption as efficiently and effectively as possible, and more. In addition, the full version provides a document generator with which you can have your LCA approved, for example if you’re publishing an EPD.
Start now with the FREE version and take the first step. Registration is free!