The non-profit Environmental Genome is the largest transparent chemicals/materials life cycle inventory database in the world, providing the core data for many corporate programs. This enables the most credible and defensible government-mandated emissions disclosures for the entire supply chain and environmental commitment statements to investors, customers, and consumers.
As the world transitions to a low-carbon economy, companies are under significant pressure to decarbonize, transition to renewable energy and materials, and to embrace the circular economy. To do that they must reduce their climate and other lifecycle impacts and eliminate waste through the superior design of products, processes and supply chains.
Investors representing tens of trillions of dollars in the U.S. and hundreds of large corporate purchasers with more than $5 trillion in procurement spending power are pressing firms to report their environmental data. The movement toward government-mandated disclosures of climate risk and greenhouse gas emissions worldwide is expanding.
The manufacturing sector, a heavy user of energy and natural resources that is made up of about 640,000 businesses in the U.S., is on the front lines of the transition. Forrester Research reported in 2021 that manufacturing has the highest rates of emission reduction targets and carbon neutral date commitments of any sector in the Fortune Global 200.
Industry has no better partner than the non-profit Environmental Genome, the largest transparent chemical database of next generation life cycle inventory information in the world. The EG enables publicly defensible emissions disclosures for the entire supply chain, the analysis to facilitate innovations that may save energy and water and yield improved processes, products and supply chain designs.
The Benefits of Working with the Environmental Genome
Our team has deep experience in chemical engineering, industrial engineering and human health science. Their industry experience includes the aviation, agriculture, building materials, chemicals-in-commerce, energy, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and textile sectors. Their work in green energy, product, process, and supply chain design, chemical circularity and well as the environmental benefits of products informs our vision and our work.
The EG database contains high quality, substantially transparent, and engineering-based data files. Its chemical profiles include the entire supply chain mapped back to natural resources in the earth. We’ve developed, proprietary search, visualization and reporting tools to support its ability to conduct detailed process analyses across entire supply chains and comprehensive environmental assessments for credible Scope 3 disclosures.
The overlay of EG’s information with other data sets allows researchers, developers, and other collaborators to go beyond CO2 emissions, to assess a wider range of emissions that impact public health and safety and supply chain opportunities. helps assess risks and opportunities for environmental opportunities.
Applications for the Environmental Genome Database
Compliance and Communications
- Compliance with local, national and international environmental regulations
- Carbon footprint
- Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
- Building certification
- Health, safety and sustainability claims for customers, investors, and consumers
- Product comparisons
- Product labeling
- Safety and risk assessments
- Sustainable design concepts
- Sustainable procurement
- Water footprint
Manufacturing Analysis and Improvement
The EG’s methods are the next generation in the life cycle field, providing detailed estimated emissions and greenhouse gas intensity data and also supporting:
- Analysis to facilitate technological innovation for energy and material conservation, improved processes, and product designs
- Better manufacturing value chains
- Lower costs due to pollution prevention, reduced water and carbon impacts and greater efficiencies
Public Health and Safety
The database allows a variety of users from private and public enterprises, academic institutions, and NGOs globally to conduct research on the public health and safety impacts of emissions to air, water, and land and develop new life science applications.
- Informs improvements in social determinants of health (SDOH) with manufacturing plant data on emissions and disability-adjusted life years (DALY).
- Provides a better understanding of the relationship between pollutants and health, which is critical because epidemiologists attribute 70%-90% of chronic disease to the environment, of which pollutants are a major component.