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Why ? | How? | When?

Why?

A significant amount of carbon dioxide is emitted during the production and use of many goods. These arise from both the creation of products (energy required to produce components, international transport and manufacturing processes), and the use of those products and their disposal. Greenhouse gas emissions from industry, both direct and indirect through production of electricity and heat for industry, account for around 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Many top tier economies are introducing, or have introduced, laws to deliver net zero within necessarily ambitious time frames. The legislation will have significant implications for the global manufacturing industry, meaning that including consideration of greenhouse gas emissions in design and manufacturing processes will be key. 

How?

We use data-driven carbon dioxide life cycle assessments to establish the greenhouse gas emissions of an existing or prospective product, and where within the product's life cycle the emissions occur. For existing products, based on the resulting data we make targeted recommendations on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of the supply chain and the production process, as well as design recommendations to reduce the climate impact of a product during its use and disposal.

For prospective products, our approach is similar to the established concept of design to cost. We work closely with design, quality, and purchasing teams at an early stage of product conception. We support solutions by simulating the prospective lifetime greenhouse gas emissions of design proposals, identifying the main emission drivers, and proposing ways to mitigate them. This process takes the entire life cycle of a product into account, including product disposal. 

 

Bringing together the tools and knowledge at Abitare Consulting & Innovation with the expertise of your teams will lead to solutions that significantly reduce your product's carbon footprint and thereby result in a long-term competitive advantage for your business. 

When?

Increasingly widespread climate change legislation and associated regulation for industry creates an incentive for acting now. A growing trend towards consideration of climate impact by investors and expectations for companies to develop strategies towards net zero also signify opportunities to access significant capital directed towards sustainable investments. Contact us now to begin or strengthen your business's transition towards low carbon/zero carbon and access the opportunities that are out there.