Currently, investors, companies, procurement professionals, and regulators are reliant on a life cycle industry with datasets still in development. Too often firms rely on environmental impact studies built on secondary information based on industry averages inappropriate for this use. The results are imprecise and highly variable (+/- 400 to 1,000%).
The Environmental Genome’s datasets provide the most actionable and accurate (+/- 10 to 20%) estimates available for Life Cycle Assessment – used worldwide to study the environmental and economic impacts of products and services throughout the product life cycle from raw materials acquisition, through processing, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, use, and disposal.
The high level of detail in the EG database can support numerous, diverse opportunities. These include smart product design to achieve reduced environmental impacts, high potential return for analytics and software applications, tools and data to protect corporate intellectual property in product manufacturing and design by diagnosing unauthorized use, and large challenges in dealing with global supply chains affecting our national security.