PRé Sustainability launches SimaPro Share & Collect, a web-based platform developed to facilitate fact-based sustainable decision-making in an efficient, time-saving manner. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is the principal quantitative, science-based approach for determining the environmental impacts of products and services and for establishing concrete, actionable sustainability metrics. With Share & Collect, LCA results can be made accessible to a broader business audience and can easily be converted into valuable business insights. This enables business departments to build a scientific basis for a robust sustainability strategy. Share & Collect is an add-on to the world’s leading LCA software, SimaPro.
With Share & Collect, Life Cycle Assessment comes into its own
“Sustainability needs to be based on facts, not intuitions,” says Mark Goedkoop, Founder and CEO of PRé Sustainability. “Although LCA is one of the most robust, fact-based assessment methods in sustainability, it generates a lot of complex data. Transforming LCA results into business insights is a key challenge for every LCA expert.”
Interpreting LCA results requires expertise, and even answering simple ‘what if’ questions can take a lot of back-and-forth reporting and waiting. In addition, LCA can seem like a black-box process. “We need to build a bridge,” says Goedkoop “To make LCA benefits available to everybody, without losing the robustness, transparency and scientific rigour we have been bringing to LCA for the past 25 years. SimaPro Share & Collect can be that bridge.”
With SimaPro Share, LCA results become accessible and actionable. Scenarios shared through an intuitive web interface quickly show stakeholders the impact of their decisions in an interactive manner. “Interactivity is crucial,” says Eric Mieras, Managing Director of PRé Sustainability, “because it allows users with any background to experience working with LCA results and converting them into business insights. They are actively generating information, not just reading a report.”. The effects can spread throughout the company, allowing business departments to increase efficiency for:
Sustainable product development and modification
Environmental product declarations (EPDs)
Sustainability goal setting and benchmarking
Streamlined LCA studies
SimaPro Collect is an efficient, reliable tool to collect data from suppliers and stakeholders, which can stimulate supply chain engagement and collaboration.
Worldwide research and collaboration
SimaPro Share & Collect was developed by PRé Sustainability, a sustainability software and consultancy firm with 25 years’ experience as leading voice in life cycle management, life cycle assessment and sustainability metrics development. It is the result of insights gained from close collaboration with clients and partners. Through the large worldwide partner network of PRé Sustainability, roundtable discussions were held to determine the sustainability needs of businesses and LCA departments.
Release presentation and live demos
The official launch of Share & Collect takes place on 31 August 2015 at the Life Cycle Management 2015 conference in Bordeaux, one of the leading conferences worldwide about the science and strategic implementation of life-cycle-based methodologies.
PRé Sustainability Consultant Anne Gaasbeek will be presenting SimaPro Share & Collect at 1 p.m. in Side Room D2 on 31 August, and will also be giving live demos. Free trials are available to all sustainability practitioners who want to start working with this tool.
To request a free trial, or for more information about SimaPro Share & Collect, go to: Simapro.com/licences/share-collect
ISO certification for information security
PRé understands that the confidentiality, integrity, and security of your information are vital to your business operations and our own success. We have implemented the ISO 27001:2013 standard for SimaPro Share & Collect. ISO 27001:2013 is the international standard for information security management, providing a systematic approach to keep sensitive company information secure. By getting ISO 27001:2013 certified, we can reassure our customers that PRé complies with the highest standards regarding information security.
PRé Consultants B.V. is ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified under certificate number ISC 123.
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SimaPro helps sustainability practitioners effectively apply their LCA expertise, to help empower solid decision-making and improve your company’s positive impact. SimaPro is the world’s leading LCA software package, with a 25-year reputation in industry and academia in more than 80 countries.
SimaPro was designed to be a source of science-based information, providing full transparency and avoiding black-box processes. The software can be used for a variety of applications, such as sustainability reporting, carbon and water footprinting, product design, generating environmental product declarations and determining key performance indicators.