The Environmental Footprint (EF) is an initiative of the European Commission, establishing a common methodological approach for quantifying the environmental performance of any good or service throughout its life cycle.
Interested businesses can now work with thinkstep anytime during the the Transition Phase of the EF Initiative to facilitate the creation of Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and Organization Environmental Footprint (OEF) studies and the development of new PEFCRs and OEFSRs (Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules and Organization Environmental Footprint Sector Rules. Please see below for more details on how we can support you.
thinkstep is the key data provider for more than half the EF mandatory Data Packages, more than the other 5 providers combined. thinkstep, with its GaBi LCA Databases, is the go-to contact for data-related PEF or OEF questions.
thinkstep is leading a consortium of three partners to provide the indispensable, technical and expert support to the Commission during the current transition phase of the Environmental Footprint Initiative, which will eventually lead to regulatory policy.
Also, thinkstep is a consortium partner in the remodeling project, delivering the largest share of officially remodeled benchmark results for about half of the product groups and organizations in the final PEFCRs and OEFSRs.
For more information on the EU's Environmental Footprint Initiative, visit the EU website.
Offer 1: Calculate Your EF
GaBi Software offers all relevant data to calculate your PEF or OEF
We support you in developing new PEFCRs and OEFSR so you can calculate an PEF / OEF
We help you develop Environmental Footprint data, and we can calculate existing LCAs and EPDs using the current PEF / OEF indicators and impact categories
Offer 2: Use EF internally
We help you identify the impacts and hotspots of your products with PEF and OEF
We support you in conducting shadow studies to test PEFCR development and PEF calculation before going public
We harmonize existing PEFs / PEFCRs and OEF / OEFSRs
Offer 3: Communicate on EF
We can communicate your needs with the European Commission and manage organizational and informal aspects around your PEF / OEF requirements
We help you find the right industry partners or NGOs and support you in establishing, managing or joining a Technical Secretariat during the EF Transition Phase
Offer 4: Additional value from EF
We help you to integrate EF results into circular economy schemes or material and substance declarations
Learn to detect risks specific to your industry by using EF as a measuring tool for environmental, compliance and other hotspots
Learn how to communicate the PEF / OEF of your products or company
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