Product Design and Innovation
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.
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.
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.
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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