Press Release

thinkstep Releases World’s First Life Cycle Inventory Database Specifically for India


Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany, Mar. 8, 2016 – thinkstep, a global leader in sustainability performance management software, data and services, today announced it has released the world’s first Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) Database specific to the Indian market. Regional data for the important and growing market is critical, both for local and global companies with India as part of their supply chain, to accurately benchmark against competitors. The new database is available as an extension to the already comprehensive suite of GaBi Databases that contain more than 130 Indian-specific datasets for cradle-to-gate and gate-to-gate LCI’s. In addition to transport, the most common packaging materials, important construction materials, minerals, metals, electronics and chemicals are included.

“In the past, we could not benchmark our products’ performance with international products due to the lack of regional Indian data,” stated Ms. Ashwini Deodeshmukh, assistant general manager, Green Initiative Cell at Godrej Interio. “The GaBi Database for India delivers reliable data that cements the credibility of our LCA results. We can remove the scepticism about the results and take quicker action on the hot spots shown by the LCA.”
Database highlights:
  • First LCI data available specifically for India
  • 133  datasets
  • 33 India-specific transportation-related datasets
  • 42 electronics and general components
  • Full, comprehensive and detailed documentation
  • Data maintained annually via thinkstep’s database upgrade program
View the full list of available datasets here.
About GaBi ts
GaBi ts software and databases provide the tools for life cycle assessments (LCA), carbon and water footprinting, Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), and supply chain analysis. GaBi ts is part of a suite of solutions from thinkstep that integrate with existing IT systems and provide web-based scenario analysis and reporting for use in eco design, product sustainability strategy, sustainability performance management, energy and environmental management, and sustainability reporting. For more information on GaBi products visit
About thinkstep
thinkstep enables organizations worldwide to succeed sustainably. Our industry-leading software, data and services help businesses drive operational excellence, product innovation, brand value and regulatory compliance. With a global presence in 19 countries, we serve more than 2,000 companies including 40 percent of the Fortune 500 such as BASF, Hewlett-Packard, Interface, Siemens, and Unilever. For more information, visit
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