Life cycle assessment
An essential part of the Eco-Score
A product’s Eco-Score is based on its life cycle assessment and the bonus-malus system. Life cycle assessment examines the various phases a food product goes through from farm to fork. What is the environmental impact of the farming activities required to make the product? Is the packaging eco-friendly? And what factors does life cycle assessment consider exactly? Read all about it.
A product’s life cycle assessment is mainly determined by the impact of the farming activities related to it. Find out how agriculture affects the Eco-Score.
Having been harvested, most products require processing. Does that involve a lot of energy or water, or the use of chemicals?
What materials are needed to package the product? Are special methods required to produce those materials? Naturally, packaging also leaves its mark on a product’s life cycle assessment.
Not only the distance a product travels matters; the method of transportation also weighs in. Discover more.
Sales & consumption
As cooled products require more energy than, for example, dry food, they have a greater environmental impact, not unlike food that goes to waste. Find out why.