Transparency in life cycle assessment
Software developed in cooperation with Thinkstep, Stuttgart/Germany (now Sphera Solutions, Leinfelden-Echterdingen/Germany) analyses the LCA of the backpacks holistically and starts at the product development stage.
This takes into account the manufacture of the raw materials, refinement, production and transport, as well as use and end-of-life of the products. The software enables products to be evaluated and intelligent design decisions to be made which reduce the impact on the environment as much as possible.
In addition to the carbon footprint, 5 other parameters are taken into account in the calculation: Acidification (negative impact on soil, forest and water), water pollution, ozone formation, primary energy demand (energy extracted from the earth) and blue water consumption (net intake and release from production to end of life of the product).