Life Cycle Assessment

A Life Cycle Assessment calculates the amount of emissions generated and energy consumed. It allows companies to evaluate the impact that a product or service has on the environment over its entire life cycle, from the extraction of raw materials to waste disposal.
A Life Cycle Assessment is the currently the only way of breaking down a product’s manufacturing process. It means we can determine exactly how each stage affects the environment and how these stages could be adapted or managed differently to reduce the environmental impact.

This process continues to guide us in our technological and manufacturing decisions. It also impels us to be more careful in choosing our partners, and inspires us to create innovative products that are more eco-friendly.


Thin paper is better for the planet

Lightweight paper uses fewer natural resources and generates a lower amount of greenhouse gas emissions. Using thin paper helps to prevent the depletion of non-renewable resources.
Our Life Cycle Assessments prove this: with an environmental improvement of around 10% on almost all indicators of a LCA, when looking at a 40 g/m² paper against a 45 g/m² paper, thin paper has much less of an impact on the environment.