Non‑profit activities

As an employee-owned company, we have no need to pay profits to any investors. One way we re-invest our profit is to offer our services pro bono to NGO’s and International organisations such as UNEP, ISO and SETAC.

We have a strong commitment to contribute to a sustainable development – to ensure that a fulfilling environment can be sustained both for the present generations and those to come. Within our field, we therefore initiate and take part in non-profit activities at the highest technical level and in these activities we promote sound scientific quality.

Projects

Contributions to international harmonisation

In the UNEP / SETAC Life Cycle Initiative, we contribute to the:

In ISO, we have contributed to the:

  • Technical Management Board Task Force on Integrated Use of Management System Standards.
  • TC 207 Environmental Management Systems and Tools. Task forces on business plan implementation and future strategies.
  • ISO 14001 and 14004 Standard on Environmental Management.
  • ISO 14025 Standard on Environmental Declarations.
  • ISO 14040-series of standards on Life Cycle Assessment – The initial 1997 versions as well as secretariat for the 2008 revision (14040 & 14044).
  • ISO 14063 Standard on Environmental Communication.
  • ISO 14067 Standard on Carbon Footprinting
  • ISO 26000 guidance document on Social Responsibility.

In SETAC-Europe, we have contributed to the

  • Working Group on Life Cycle Costing (2003-2006)
  • Working Group on Input-Output Economics (2003-2006)
  • LCA Steering Committee (1998-2005)
  • Working Group on Scenario Development (1998-2001)
  • Working Group on Life Cycle Management (1998-2001)
  • Working Group on Data availability and Quality (1998-2001
  • Working Group on Life Cycle Impact Assessment (1998-2000)
  • Working Group on Simplified Life Cycle Assessment (1994-1997)