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Turning garbage into gold

While we work hard each day helping companies succeed more sustainably, we recognize that many in the world struggle just to provide life’s basic needs. Each year we engage with organizations that are addressing these inequities...more


New GaBi Database ’14 – The best gets better!

In a bid to help LCA practitioners stay at the forefront of developments in technology, methods, standards and political decisions PE INTERNATIONAL has released GaBi Database 14.  The preeminent source of accurate,...more


New free online tool “Energy efficiency check!”

New Energy Efficiency Check available from PE INTERNATIONAL makes initial assessment of energy efficiency measures quick and easy. Many firms have not embraced energy efficiency measures as a core initiative in spite of tax...more


PE INTERNATIONAL at CDP Launch Event 2014 & Leadership awards Milano

We are excited to inform you about the upcoming CDP launch event at November 5, 2014 in Milano with the presentation of the CDP Italy Climate Change Report 2014 and the award ceremony of leading Italian companies in the climate...more


European Commission: GaBi energy data has the best quality

PE INTERNATIONAL’s GaBi energy datasets are the best quality in an independent review instigated by the European Commission. The review analyses the quality of energy data used in the European Reference Life Cycle Database...more


PE partners with the SASB to provide first approved software solution for reporting

Now, publicly traded companies can use SoFi Software to integrate SASB-certified sustainability information into their disclosure reporting. PE International is the founding partner in the newly launched SASB Enterprise Resource...more


Hip Hip Hooray from your friends and fans Down Under GaBi is 25!

I first met the birthday child 15 years ago in her home town in Stuttgart, Germany. GaBi was still quite young and temperamental! We did have our moments… but she helped me to successfully finish my PhD in Munich. She came to...more


EPDs for Australian timber products

PE INTERNATIONAL partners with the Timber Development Association (TDA) in Australia to create Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for six Australian timber products. “These EPDs are an exciting step forward for our...more


Altro chooses GaBi software and data to increase competitiveness

Altro are a global innovator in premium flooring and wall cladding systems for construction and transport. Recently they took the decision to purchase GaBi software and data. Tracy Perry explained that GaBi would be used to help...more


NatureWorks provides new Ingeo Biopolymer Eco Profile

NatureWorks teamed up with PE INTERNATIONAL and released the first findings of its updated eco profile for its naturally advanced family of Ingeo™ biopolymers. The eco profile of a polymer gives information such as the total...more


PE’s new Food & Feed Database helps reduce supply chain impacts

PE INTERNATIONAL’s new Food & Feed Database will help the industry to improve their sustainability performance to reduce global Greenhouse Gas emissions and other impacts that stem from the production of food. According to...more


EPD programme creates a level playing field down under

Australia and New Zealand now have their own Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Programme that will allow product manufacturers to communicate their environmental credentials to customers. The Australasian EPD® Programme is...more


CDP Report shows the value of climate change opportunities

PE INTERNATIONAL took part in the launch of CDP’s report on the climate change disclosures of S&P 500 companies, which took place at the New York Stock Exchange as part of UN Climate Week. PE’s SoFi software was the first...more


Südzucker AG to expand Environmental Leadership by leveraging PE INTERNATIONAL’s SoFi Enterprise Software

Südzucker Group, Europe’s largest sugar producer, will use the SoFi Enterprise software from PE INTERNATIONAL to better structure data acquisition, data assessment and its sustainability reporting process. Südzucker, listed on...more


3rd NZ LCA Conference: From bean counting to business value

The 3rd New Zealand Life Cycle Assessment Conference was a huge success. Held in Wellington from 2nd to 3rd September 2014, key themes included transforming LCA from bean counting to business value, the power of story-telling for...more


Full Product Transparency - Launch of the Australasian EPD Programme

Since 2 September 2014 New Zealand and Australia has its own Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Programme. The Australasian EPD® Programme is a verification scheme allowing product manufacturers to communicate their...more


UQ students succeed with GaBi

Students of the University of Queensland (UQ) presented during last week’s Sustainability Week a wide range of projects finished with PE INTERNATIONAL’s GaBi software. The projects ranged from an LCA of farmed salmon over a...more


Environmental Assessment of Livestock

Demand for livestock products is projected by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to grow 1.3% per annum until 2050. This growth places significant pressure on the livestock sector to perform in a more...more


Freight emissions: Compare apples to apples

The freight sector heavily invests in “Greening up logistic”. ISO initiated an international working group to harmonise methods for quantification of GHG emissions of freight. PE is involved. Transport and logistics account for...more


Alliance Data Systems Publishes Corporate Responsibility Report

PE INTERNATIONAL customer Alliance Data Systems, a leading global provider of marketing, loyalty, and branded credit solutions, has launched its corporate responsibility report with our support. The report provides a...more



Software helps companies gain competitive advantage with one-click sustainability standards reporting & management. For companies looking to improve and expand their global sustainability initiatives, PE INTERNATIONAL...more


New GaBi Database for Bioplastics

Drive product design and innovation with new materials Companies (and their customers) increasingly look towards more sustainable, biological solutions to replace fossil-based plastic. Previously, LCI data on these new materials...more


China National Petroleum drills down on emissions with SoFi software

The Research Institute of Safety & Environment Technology of The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China’s largest oil and gas producer and one of the world’s largest oilfield service and construction engineering...more


Tally™ Software for LCA in Building Design Wins National Award from the American Institute of Architects

KT Innovations, an affiliate of KieranTimberlake, today announced that its newly-released Tally™ application for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has received a Building Information Modeling (BIM) Award from the American Institute of...more


HyFive pioneers hydrogen fuel cell technology

Preparing for the future. BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota, PE INTERNATIONAL, the London Mayor’s Office, hydrogen fueling companies, and others launched a $51.6 million project to develop hydrogen fuel cell-powered...more


SoFi Software Wins 2014 Top Product of the Year Award from Environmental Leader

The 2014 Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards were announced today by Environmental Leader, a leading website and daily email newsletter reporting on business-related energy, environmental, and sustainability issues....more


The first worldwide critical review process for an LCA database

Global testing and certification organisation DEKRA carries out the first critical review process and audit of associated Quality Assurance (QA) of LCA databases from PE INTERNATIONAL. As LCA continues to be used more broadly in...more


Workshop: Environmental Footprint of Products and Organisations

Policy Context, Content and Preparation of Corporations for the Environmental Foot Printing initiative of the European Commission. In 2013 the European Commission has launched two Environmental Footprint Guides for Products and...more


PE INTERNATIONAL official data provider for ILCD’s new Life Cycle Data Network

ILCD’s new Life Cycle Data Network launched on Feb 6, 2014, and will have PE INTERNATIONAL as one of the official data providers. Other data providers include the ELCD Database, World Steel and PlasticsEurope. Global...more


LG Electronics USA Selects PE INTERNATIONAL for Sustainability Software

LG Electronics USA will use the SoFi software from PE INTERNATIONAL to track its US green initiatives: LG will measure and report on its US-based sustainability metrics, supporting the company’s environmental stewardship programs...more


Future cars & shifting environmental burdens

What’s the environmental impact of a car? Today, tail pipe emissions are widely accepted as the gauge of environmental performance of a vehicle. However, tail pipe emissions are only associated with the use phase of a vehicle....more


Product Environmental Footprint for food, feed and beverages

The European Commission has announced that the call for volunteers for feed, food, drink and related products is now open. This call is addressed to stakeholders who want to propose a product category for which to develop...more


Maximising value and effectiveness of collaborative product sustainability

Collaborative product sustainability offers significant benefits in-house for your core LCA team, improving quality, and consistency while reducing time and costs. To deliver real value back to your team and the wider...more


Next Generation GaBi Software and new GaBi Server

The latest release of GaBi Software and Databases provides the most comprehensive platform for companies to quickly and affordably deliver the best sustainable products and processes. The new GaBi Server module supports Life...more


Sustainability reporting made easy: turnkey reporting framework with automatic updates

Sustainability reporting can be even faster, easier and more convenient with the new SoFi software module Disclosure Management Framework (DMF). It provides turnkey reporting frameworks for CDP 2014 (draft) and GRI G4. Saving the...more


BRITA Teams up with SoFi Software for Sustainability & Carbon Management

BRITA, the German water optimization company widely known for their household water filters, has selected SoFi Performance for its Sustainability and Carbon Management. This out-of-the-box SoFi solution will replace spreadsheets...more


Innovative Partnership Integrates Life Cycle Assessment into Revit™

With the increasing importance of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in green building, architects and engineers are recognizing it as a powerful tool to inform best-value decision making for high-performance building design. While...more


Downcycling — A Revised Approach to Value-Corrected Substitution in LCA of Aluminum

Some metals are ‘downcycled’ when scrap is polluted with undesirable elements or mixed with lower quality materials, leading to a change in inherent properties when recycled. The method of choice when dealing with downcycling...more


Towards Zero Waste in Industrial Networks

Moving from the traditional industrial model, in which waste is considered the norm, the EU-FP7-project “ZeroWIN – Towards Zero Waste in Industrial Networks” developed integrated industrial symbiotic systems in which everything...more


GaBi goes social – GaBi Server for collaborative LCA & GaBi upgrade coming!

The annual upgrade of GaBi and Databases is waiting around the corner! We will start shipping on Dec 12, right in time as an early Christmas present. On the same day, our new product GaBi Server will launch, for organisations...more


PE congratulates BlueScope Steel

PE INTERNATIONAL congratulates BlueScope Steel on their recent Steelie award for “Excellence in Life Cycle Assessment”. The trophy, known as a Steelie, was awarded by the World Steel Association (worldsteel) at the annual steel...more


New German LCA database Ökobau.dat 2013 released!

Known as “Ökobau.dat 2013” and consisting of 1300 datasets, this is a big deal for everybody implementing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in the building sector. Not just for building certification bodies (such as DGNB, BREEAM,...more


What is the Product Environmental Footprint of your products?

For those of our GaBi users working on PEF projects we have developed the “PEF test kit”, a format that allows you to test your products against the PEF guidelines. It consists of two methodological features (land use...more


EU Commission announces Environmental Footprint (PEF/OEF) Pilots

The European Commission has announced the selected pilots for the Environmental Footprint (EF) Initiative. PE INTERNATIONAL as a member of the Technical Secretariat of the product group “Metal Sheets” is supporting the...more


A brief history of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

The first well-known environmental study was conducted in 1969 by Coca-Cola. The study compared beverage containers and showed that all container materials had a real environmental impact and some materials had a greater impact...more


LEED® v4 Makes a Departure from LEED 2009

LEED v4 is a Rigorous Departure from LEED 2009, Focusing on Life Cycle Assessment, Product Disclosures and Increased Energy Efficiency LEED v4 is scheduled for introduction at the Greenbuild Conference and Expo in November 2013....more


ThyssenKrupp Elevator Rises to the Top in Transparency and Disclosure

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas knows elevators. In fact, the company is one of the leading producers of elevator technology in the world, with over 13,500 employees in more than 200 locations across the western...more


First in the World: SoFi Software now GRI G4 Certified

PE INTERNATIONAL is the first company to receive G4 certification from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Customized for the GRI, SoFi Reporting provides an out-of-the-box solution for companies looking to generate reports...more


Constructions new sustainability era

A new era has dawned for the building and construction sector that will transform the way products are measured and specified. The US Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the adoption of the latest version of the...more


EPD scheme for Australasia

The lack of a scheme for the registration of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) in New Zealand and Australia has been a barrier to integrate scientifically quantified information in rating tools and industry don’t have the...more


Australian Green Star 2014 program: New credits for LCA

Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are increasing in importance also in Australia. As part of its Green Star 2014 program, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has announced new credits available for Life Cycle...more


Bank of England - Polymer vs. Paper Banknotes

The Bank of England worked with PE INTERNATIONAL to assess the environmental impacts of their current paper banknotes and comparing them with polymer banknotes. Polymer showed benefits over cotton paper for all the main phases of...more


Data quality and integrity key in achieving best LCA and sustainability

PE INTERNATIONAL introduces critical review process of its GaBi database with verification company DEKRA. The importance of Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) for evaluating the environmental performance of products is increasingly...more


Industry Report: SoFi 5 ’13 Release and PE INTERNATIONAL at the Top

Independent analyst firm, Verdantix, conducted a report on leading sustainability management software. This report is a detailed comparison of the sustainability management software capabilities of 15 software suppliers. The...more


ISO/TS 14067 – Carbon Footprint of Products

Requirements and Guidelines for Quantification and Communication More consistency in the quantification and communication of carbon footprints of products is the aim of the recently released ISO/TS 14067. Land use change, soil...more


PE tops Sustainability Software Market

Environmental Leader highlights PE’s Leadership position in new benchmark report by sustainability analyst firm Verdantix. A recent article by Environmental Leader highlights PE’s leadership position in the 2013 Green Quadrant...more


Sustainability of Construction Products

New Construction Products Regulation Calls for Evidence for Environmental Indicators The new Construction Products Regulation (CPR) becomes effective by July 1, 2013. It replaces the previously effective legal provision of the...more


Looking for sustainability data? Find it here!

The GaBi databases consist of more than 5,000 different datasets. To make finding the specific data you want even quicker and easier, we are pleased to announce our new search function for LCI datasets. This will make finding...more


New release: SoFi 5 ‘13 for sustainability leaders and novices

Responding to customer needs and increased global regulation, PE INTERNATIONAL today released the next generation of its SoFi software platform, SoFi 5 ‘13 Release. With 21 years of experience providing comprehensive corporate...more


European Commission annouced Call for Pilots

On May 30th, the European Commission officially called for volunteers to take part in the pilot projects for creating product and sector specific rules in the framework of the Environmental Footprint. Organizations which like to...more


Mainstreaming of Product Sustainability Q&A Clinic

Do you need any advice or tips on your product sustainability challenges? We're here to help. From June 17th to 21st, PE INTERNATIONAL in partnership with 2degrees will hold a Q&A clinic designed to help YOU with your...more


New Environmental Footprint initiative urges action – PE helps businesses get ready

Last week the European Commission (EC) officially announced the “Single Market for Green Products” initiative accompanied by the publication of two guides to measure the environmental performance of products and organizations...more


Kimberly-Clark upgrades to SoFi software for Enterprise Sustainability

Kimberly-Clark is upgrading its current in-house management system to the SoFi software solution that will track, monitor and report on the air emissions and overall KPIs for energy saving programs from 105 manufacturing...more


New report highlights GaBi’s critical role across business functions to maximise performance

Leading firms move beyond the enterprise view to take a product life cycle approach to improve their sustainability. The challenges that this presents is driving sustainability experts to work closely with non-sustainability...more


Life Cycle Assessment in de-risking and improving supply chains

We asked Nigel Topping, Chuck Grindstuff and Harald Florin how they see the role of Life Cycle Assessment in de-risking and improving supply chains? Nigel Topping, CIO, Carbon Disclosure Project.“The vast majority of companies...more


Environmental Footprint - a game changer in sustainability?

One of the potential hot topics for the near future is the Environmental Footprint. Do you think that this is becoming a game changer in sustainability? How are companies preparing for this? Ramon Arratia, Sustainability...more


How do sustainability strategies help to mitigate against a limited supply of resources?

Gabriella Zahzouh, Global Environmental Manager, British American Tobacco “As we rely extensively on natural resources, our strategies help us to forecast future scarcity issues and ensure supply and demand is in balance. Our...more


What are the impacts of limited resources on business now and in the future?

Bringing together the best and the brightest sustainability thought leaders and practitioners from around the globe is always exciting for us. The opportunity to share success stories, ideas and make connections helps further...more


#PESYMP13 - Quick Guide available now

Understanding, adapting and improving sustainable business - over 350 participants from all over the world will discuss the latest trends and relevant developments in sustainability at the Symposium 2013 in Stuttgart, Germany....more


Guidance for the Development of Product Category Rules

The draft version of the Guidance for the Development of Product Category Rules is now available for public comment. This guidance document is a response to a widely recognized need for additional instruction on the development...more


PE announce speaker & programme details – Symposium 2013

It’s still not too late to register for this year’s PE Symposium which, we’re delighted to say, has already generated record registrations from leading sustainability practitioners and experts across the World. Why attend? ...more


BAU 2013 – Record breaking amount of new IBU EPDs

At the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials, Systems BAU 2013 – which took place January 14 - 19 2013 in Munich – a record breaking amount of new Environmental Product Declarations EPDs were issued to building...more

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