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PE INTERNATIONAL is now thinkstep

PE INTERNATIONAL announces rebranding as thinkstep and introduces the technology platform to accelerate sustainability for all companies. PE INTERNATIONAL unveiled its new name, thinkstep, and introduced...more


CDP Spring Workshop Italy: Quantifying the business case of sustainable development

The next Italian CDP Spring Workshop Italy will take place in Milan on March the 25th next. The 100 largest carbon reporting companies in Italy discuss the latest trends in climate change reporting and the challenges of...more


Food & Feed Database Resources

In December 2014 the Food and Feed LCA database from PE INTERNATIONAL was released. It was first presented at the LCA Food conference in San Francisco. Deep and long standing agricultural expertise at PE INTERNATIONAL lead to...more


Symposium 2015 - Online registration is now open!

We are happy to announce that the online registration for the 2015 Symposium event "think 2015 - Managing Sustainability for the breakthrough decade" is now open and right now, we are offering 20% Early Bird booking...more


Global Principles and Practices for Hotspot Analysis

PE INTERNATIONAL announce advances towards Global Principles and Practices for Hotspot Analysis in Phase 1 Report of UNEP/SETAC Flagship Project 3a. PE INTERNATIONAL is pleased to announce the release of the report: Hotspots...more


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