Product Sustainability software - Design more sustainable products.

Product Design and Innovation

Bring more sustainable products to market faster with sustainability software tools that help you benchmark materials and collaborate more efficiently. 

Product Design and Innovation Software

Develop more sustainable products, faster

Product designers today face a double dilemma: they often lack the resources to quickly evaluate the sustainability of their designs, yet they must carefully balance the demand for more sustainable products with the technical requirements of design and production.

Our suite helps you quickly find, share, and apply the data you need to speed up development of sustainable products. Integrate sustainability KPI's early in the development process. Evaluate product designs and materials efficiently while simplifying collaboration with stakeholders.

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Evaluate the sustainability of product designs.

Key features

Materials assessment

We take the hassle out of assessing which materials you may need to avoid using in your products. Simply take your existing product data in the form of a Bill of Materials (BoM) from your ERP systems, then use our tools to quickly and easily produce a product carbon footprint for free.

Global data coverage

Speed up analysis and product improvements by collecting supplier information quickly, easily, and consistently using our Data Hub. You can rely on our global databases to provide the latest sector-specific data, which helps you evaluate the sustainability performance of your designs efficiently and accurately.

No prior LCA knowledge required

You don’t need to be a Lifecycle Assessment expert to get the full value from our data, processes, and tools. For example, you can immediately use the product LCA calculator with no prior knowledge of LCA to get a detailed view of the environmental impact your products make across a wide range of criteria.

Top Applications

Product Carbon Footprinter

Fast and easy calculation of your products’ carbon footprint with an intuitive web interface. Import your Bill of Materials, map it to thinkstep sustainability data and see your products greenhouse gas emissions over its life cycle.

Product LCA Calculator

Go beyond carbon, and explore your products’ footprint in all environmental impact categories. Map your Bill of Materials against thinkstep sustainability data and get a full report including recommendations how you could reduce environmental impact.


Secure data exchange platform for sustainability and compliance. Share data with colleagues, suppliers, customers and partners. Easily manage requests, track responses and provide direct feedback to your contacts.

Product Portfolio Analysis & Improvement

thinkstep assist you develop a sustainable product strategy with a clear vision, clear set of marketing messages, and the tools and process changes necessary to drive continual improvements in your sustainable product portfolio. 

Benefits to Your Business

Meet customer demand and increase sales

Create more sustainable products to increase product appeal and sales. Our tools help you bring more sustainable products to new and existing markets faster, to help you maintain a competitive edge.

Increase efficiency and reduce costs

Minimise the cost and effort required to embed product sustainability into your design process. Spend less money and time on data collection and validation. Maximise ROI and scale up systems as needed.

Better risk management

Reduce the risk of negative impact from your products. We help you work more closely with suppliers earlier in the concept stage to improve sustainability in your designs and across your supply chain.

Build up your brand reputation

Demonstrate your commitment to sustainable design to attract and retain the best talent. Strengthen general public awareness of your brand as a leader in sustainable design and corporate social responsibility.

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