Eco-design and product development
What is the impact of your design decisions?
When you are developing a new product, you have to make many decisions that influence its eventual environmental impact. For example, the material type and production processes. The product development stage is a great time to consider the potential environmental consequences of alternatives, include this information in the decision making process and design more environmentally friendly products.
A proactive eco-design approach requires an early, high-level estimation of the environmental impacts, so you can immediately start applying these insights in your decision making.
Boosting your product development processes
We can help product development teams make robust eco-design decisions by providing the necessary early impact estimates. We can do this in several ways:
- In a high-level screening LCA, PRé experts use average industry data to provide quick yet robust insight into the relevant design choices.
- With a tailored interactive web tool, product developers can assess their design choices in real time, for example comparing different material choices or production methods.
- Linking your tools to our LCA software incorporates sustainability data in the process you already use.
Better products, created with better data
PRé will provide you with the insights you need during the product development process to make well-informed, fact-based decisions. Our proactive, quantitative eco-design approach puts you ahead of the curve compared to the competition, and we’ll be there to provide new insights every step of the way.
At PRé, we have LCA experts who have a background in product development, so they are familiar with product development stages and terminology and can integrate seamlessly into your team. Our experience in this field makes us a great partner in all stages of product development.
The LCA brought very interesting learnings on the most important design elements for a circular supply chain to be more environmentally friendly versus a traditional brick & mortar and e-commerce. Thanks PRé for being our expert partner in this very insightful journey!
Global Transportation Capability & Innovation Leader / Global Physical Distribution Sustainability,
Development of the Packaging LCA tool was an excellent example of true collaboration (experts working together on both sides) that resulted into a practical screening tool that is guiding P&G packaging designers throughout the world towards making sustainable choices in the design of packaging for fast moving consumer goods.
Procter & Gamble