thinkstep Australasia

thinkstep Australasia

Sustainability Consulting and Software

At thinkstep Australasia we’re passionate about enabling organisations to succeed sustainably. We develop corporate strategies right through to detailed product Life Cycle Assessment studies. Our point of difference is to combine corporate and product sustainability, underpinned by leading software solutions and data.

thinkstep in Australasia is 100% locally owned and part of the global thinkstep group.

Leaders such as Meridian, Sanford, Lion or Bluescope Steel value us as their partner to drive operational excellence, product innovation and brand value. We tap into a pool of over 160 sustainability experts, present in more than 20 countries with experience in all sectors gained from working with over 8,000 clients. We deliver global insight, with local expertise.

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Creating a positive drive: Decarbonisation of New Zealand’s transport sector by 2050

by Dr Jeff Vickers, Ben Fisher & Queenie Hon – thinkstep Australasia – November 2018

What we do


Sustainability requires a collaborative approach. We therefore partner with our clients to deliver detailed Life Cycle Assessments, Environmental Product Declarations, Circular Economy strategies and training right through to stakeholder engagement and materiality assessments. Our consulting assists you in preparing for and managing sustainability risks and turning them into business opportunities.


Our next-generation software empowers you to build long-term business value based on an integrated approach to sustainable product development, communications, sustainable operations and risk management.

Our GaBi and SoFi solutions allow you to intuitively undertake LCA studies, report and manage GHG emissions, set up sustainability scorecards and dashboards for any of your KPIs, even beyond carbon.


Access the most comprehensive source of sustainability data in the world: +100,000 datasets, including Australasian industry data, compiled over 30 years and constantly evolving. Get the data that fits your unique requirements quickly and easily to stay up to date, reduce risks, and maintain your competitive edge.

Our annually updated LCA data represents the latest real industry processes, not theories.

What clients say about us

The materiality assessment delivered by thinkstep positioned Sanford to more effectively identify, prioritise and respond to material issues, while building deeper, shared understanding between Sanford and its stakeholders over time. We have partnered with thinkstep because of their experience, collaborative approach and flexibility.

Lisa Martin , General Manager Sustainability, Sanford

thinkstep provided OneSteel with vision and guidance through the many and nuanced complexities we experienced to develop our first suite of Environmental Productions Declarations. thinkstep’s patience, perseverance and professionalism throughout the project was much appreciated by our team.

Rob Johnson , Customer and Market Relationship Manager, Liberty Onesteel

One of the reasons we chose thinkstep and the SoFi software solution is because they have a very solid grasp of carbon management and the business case behind it. They understand where we want to go, why we want to go there and support us every step of the way. They are not just a software company.

Alison Howard , Head of Sustainability, Meridian Energy

thinkstep guided us very efficiently through the whole process from data collection to modelling with GaBi right through to the verification process so that the EPD could be turned around in less than 3 months.

David Trubridge , internationally renowned designer and Red Dot Award winner, david trubridge

Cradle to Cradle® partnership

Moving from a ‘take, make, waste’ economy to a beneficial circular economy requires a paradigm shift from reducing negative impacts to creating a positive footprint.

To facilitate such a step change thinkstep collaborates with Prof. Braungart’s institute EPEA in Australasia.

Sustainability report

We’re proud to have a purpose which positively contributes to a more sustainable planet. As part of this, we believe it’s crucial we walk the talk when it comes managing and reporting our own impacts and activities.

That’s why thinkstep Australasia has published a Sustainability update. It covers our performance and goals related to four most material topic: environmental impacts, thought leadership, our people and sustainable growth.

Latest Environmental Product Declarations

Our clients profit from the growing demand of EPDs. Relying our extensive LCA experience, tools and data they have published about half of the EPDs currently registered under the Australasian EPD Programme.

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Case studies

The New Zealand Merino Company

Transforming the New Zealand Wool industry. Using LCA to support innovation and sustainability.

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Lighting the way to EPD success

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Contact us

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     Barbara Nebel
     Managing Director

     thinkstep Ltd                thinkstep Pty Ltd
     New Zealand                Australia
     +64 4 889 2520           +61 3 9015 9455



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