Certification for Stahl LCA systems

The Netherlands
Published:  11 November, 2021
Credit: Aaron Burden

The global leather chemicals manufacturer has achieved certification of its lifecycle assessment (LCA) data generation systems, a step towards its target of having LCA data for all strategic products by the end of 2023.

LCA is a methodology that measures the impact of any product on the environment over the course of its life. The LCA methodology can provide quantitative data in a format that permits comparisons to be made and this certification of Stahl’s LCA data generation systems is, the company says, a foundational step to ensuring the accuracy and reliability of future LCA analyses.

Through close collaboration, Stahl and tech-enabled sustainability consultancy Spin 360 have implemented an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) system – certified by Bureau Veritas – at Stahl’s site in Palazzolo, Italy.

An EPD is an independently verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable information about the environment impact of products across their entire lifecycle. This implementation underlines Stahl’s commitment to enabling the sustainable development of its industry by driving accountability and transparency.

Michael Costello, Stahl Group ESG Director, said: “One of Stahl’s strategic ESG goals is to collect verifiable, high-quality LCA data for its products, thereby paving the way to lowering the environmental impact of the whole supply chain.

“This EPD system certification is an important achievement, and a key step in realising this goal. Looking ahead, we’ll continue to work with our partners to enable our certified LCA data availability and shape a better industry.”