Life cycle assessments that create trust
When it comes to product selection, ecological aspects are becoming one of the most important criteria for more and more buyers - end consumers as well as decision-makers in industry and trade. At the same time, many manufacturers want to improve their products with regard to environmental aspects. An inspection by TÜV NORD CERT UMWELTGUTACHTER GmbH provides valuable support here: All environmentally relevant aspects of a product are analysed on the basis of the DIN EN ISO 14040 standard. This "verified life cycle assessment" creates comparability and contributes to sustainable ecological optimisation - both for new products and for further developments.
Identify ecological risks - identify opportunities for improvement
Within the framework of the audit, the independent environmental verifiers consider the entire life cycle of the product in question (Life Cycle Analysis). This involves recording and evaluating all inputs (e.g. raw materials) and outputs (e.g. emissions) caused by a product in relation to the environment in the course of its manufacture, use and disposal. If the life cycle assessment is positive, this not only improves the competitive position on the market: the results can be incorporated into production and design, for example in the selection of optimum materials. Buyers, on the other hand, can decide on a secure basis for those suppliers whose products have the best ecological properties.
A prerequisite for success especially in the automotive industry
After successful completion, the respective product can be marked with the "Certified Life Cycle Assessment" test mark. In principle, testing is possible for all types of products. It is particularly recommended for the automotive industry: here, a trustworthy life cycle assessment confirmed by a neutral party is regarded as an entry ticket to the market. TÜV NORD CERT UMWELTGUTACHTER GmbH's references include Audi, Porsche and Hyundai.