Development of standardized sector LCA toolbox
Over the last years the European Commission worked on a European standard to measure environmental performance of products (and organizations), called Product Environmental Footprint (PEF). For GME we will develop a standardized sector LCA toolbox, in line with the starting points of the PEF.
Eventually, the standardized sector LCA toolbox will consist of three main elements:
- Development of an LCA calculation standard for the growing media industry (in line with Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)).
- Compiling and elaborating the background data LCA database necessary for members to perform calculations based on the developed standard.
- Online application (sector LCA tool), allowing members to make LCA calculations following the developed standard.
GME has put together a “task force”, that will be the expert industry advisers in the development of the LCA standard. Together with the GME task force we have set up a work plan and defined the main opportunities and challenges in the development for the sector LCA standard.