I believe companies and organisations need to make drastic changes in the way they do business. In my opinion, LCA is the best tool to help people focus on actually relevant changes. It can help companies steer in more sustainable directions without falling for obvious, but sometimes misleading, options.
Jori Coustillas holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering and Life Cycle Assessment from École Nationale Supérieure des Arts & Métiers, Paris, France. At PRé, Jori works as Product Owner and is in charge of the development of the SimaPro family of software tools.
Before joining PRé, Jori was a product environmental compliance manager and LCA expert for Schneider Electric, dealing with substitution of hazardous substances in products, publication of EPDs, production of LCAs for internal purposes, doing EPD reviews and training practitioners.
He’s first been a Consultant at PRé for 3 years, running LCA projects and developments of custom LCA tools for customers. Now, as Product Owner of the SimaPro family, he is dedicated to bringing simple but not simplistic LCA tools to the market, maintaining the strong scientific basis and transparency of SimaPro and providing reliable communication solutions.
Jori has extensive experience in LCA of industrial products and systems, eco-design, project management and training. His areas of expertise are environmental product performance, impact assessment, reviews, EPD organisation and tools for EPD facilitation.