For electronics companies, addressing product sustainability is complex due to the nature of these products. This industry faces the challenge of collecting the necessary data from large supply chains with extensive outsourcing and frequent product revisions. A single electronic subsystem (e.g. mother board of a computer) often consists of between several hundred and 10 million components (e.g. ICs, capacitors, LEDs, etc.).
The number and variety of subsystems makes the task of collecting specific information on each single component highly challenging. thinkstep helps companies, combining technological expertise in the field of electronic productswith in-depth knowledge on sustainability. We provide different types of services and products, typically combined in a multi-stage project approach (scope, screen, scale):
Identifying your status quo
Identify and diagnose the status of your company and scoping next steps with exploratory workshops.
Perform corporate specific analysis
Supplier management and engagement, sustainability reporting (according to standards, e.g. GRI, CDP…)
Deployment of solutions
Deployment of solutions combining services and tools (e.g. automation processes to increase efficiency).
Perform strategic analysis
Perform strategic analysis with circular economy studies, materiality assessment, compliance.
Our experience comprises +100 LCA and Eco-design studies in the field of electronics for products such as cell phones, computers, servers or semiconductors.
We have also performed studies for electric and electronic systems in cars, e-motors, transformers, industrial PCs, PLCs, medical equipment, lightning and many more.