Life cycle assessment (LCA)

We are proud to present that the long products of Alleima are first out in our product portfolio to recieve a product specific LCA, supporting our customers on their journey to reduce their carbon emissions.


Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a method for quantifying the environmental impact of products and identifying hotspots throughout the life cycle.

This includes all stages – from raw material extraction to product commercialization.

It is a globally accepted framework and methodology for quantification
of carbon footprints.

One of the key advantages of LCA is that it pinpoints the areas within a product’s lifecycle with the most significant environmental impact. With this information at hand, we can then specifically target areas for improvement, effectively reducing the product’s carbon footprint. By analyzing resource usage, for example, it is also possible to optimize the utilization of resources, such as switching to materials with lower carbon footprints.

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―Identifying hotspots within a product life cycle allows for improvements, leading to a reduced environmental impact

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―Identifying opportunities for resource preservation by opimizing use of resources, and identifying alternative materials that may be more sustainable

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―Potential cost savings by identifying and implementing more efficient processes

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―Sustainability and transparency strenghtens relations with stakeholders. Helping customers reaching their climate targets

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LCA: Cradle-to-Gate

  • Our focus is calculating the carbon footprint per product, over a Cradle-to-Gate lifecycle.

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  • The carbon footprint is calculated over the Cradle-to-Gate lifecycle, covering the greenhouse gas emissions from raw material extraction, materials processing and product manufacturing. The Cradle-to-Gate approach enables customers of Alleima to make conscious decisions and to calculate their products' carbon footprint. By providing this information, we are supporting customers to reach their environmental targets.

Transparent practices

We use production data from our own operations and supplier data for the raw materials that we purchase, wherever possible. This ensures a reliable and transparent analysis, while simultaneously reducing the carbon footprint of our products.

Alleima is dedicated to transparency and actively reports its LCA results and sustainability efforts to strengthen trust among customers and stakeholders. By collaborating with customers and implementing sustainable solutions, we contribute to make greener choices for the industry.

IVL - Swedish Environmental Research Institute

To provide reliable and solid LCA , the Alleima LCA model has been reviewed by IVL – Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL), which has long experience and a high level of competence within this field. IVL has also supported in the development of the data management and the development of the model as such.

IVL is an independent research institute working with applied research and consultancy to promote ecologically, economically, and socially sustainable growth in business and society at large. IVL is funded partly by the Swedish government and the Swedish business sector, and partly through appropriations granted by national and international research bodies.

This independence is essential for upholding credibility and trust, which is a key reason for Alleima selecting IVL to review their work with LCA and carbon footprint calculations.

 IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

The LCA is developed with support from IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute. Read more here.

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