Understanding the impacts of your products, processes or services on the three dimensions of sustainability (environmental, economic and social) and managing effectively their trade-offs can be both challenging and time-consuming. Yordas team of experts can provide a wide range of services to support companies and public bodies in conducting sustainability assessments at product, project or policy level by offering cutting-edge science-based tools to support sustainability measurement and facilitate decision-making process tailored to your specific needs.
LCA enables organisations to improve their environmental impact by conducting a rigorous and transparent analysis of the entire life cycle of your products: from raw material extraction through production, distribution, use, to waste management and final disposal. Yordas can support you in this process by providing you with insights about the total impact of your products, identifying hotspots (what causes the impact), provide comparison to equivalent products and advise on changes. To guarantee the quality and to enhance the credibility of your statements, Yordas technical experts can also provide you with a review of your LCA following the ISO 14040 and ISO 14044 International Standards
Probably the single most important eco-sustainability metric to track, carbon footprint measures the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused directly and indirectly by your organisation, event or product. To help you manage and monitor this process, our experts can provide you with a high level carbon footprint calculation, support you in your data collection process as well as ensure the credibility of your reporting efforts in accordance with the ISO 14064-1 and the GHG Protocol
Sustainability assessments which go beyond product level evaluations require the management of a wide variety of information types, parameters and uncertainties. Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) is a comprehensive science-based appraisal methodology used to compare and rank different alternatives (e.g. products, technologies, policies) in a structured and transparent way allowing you to manage trade-offs within multiple criteria with the ultimate aim to facilitate complex decision-making processes. In the context of sustainability assessment, MCDA techniques are particularly useful to account for the complex and inter-connected range of environmental, social and economic issues that must be taken into consideration in your product or project evaluation decisions. Yordas consultants can support you with the integration of MCDA techniques in your sustainability assessments by providing a robust and transparent decision-making structure, making explicit the key considerations and the values attributed to them, and providing opportunities for incorporating stakeholder input in your decisions