Sustainability in the Chemical Industry

Build more efficient processes with better raw materials

Discover inefficiencies, decrease your dependency on scarce raw materials and build a competitive advantage with Environmental Intelligence.

Sustainability In The Chemical Industry
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Improve your processes, surpass your competitors

Ecostories

Build a competitive Advantage

Reduce your energy and material waste. Innovate your processes and change the raw materials you’re using to reduce emissions and costs.

Increase efficiency

Find the hotspots in your value chain that have the most impact. Identify cost savings and optimization potential throughout your supply chain.

Decrease raw material dependencies

Model the use of new materials that are more sustainable, scalable and economically feasible.

Put sustainability in action.

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Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

Create Environmental Product Declarations on the fly

Environmental Product Declarations – short EPDs – are independently verified documents that communicate the environmental impact of your products. With Ecochain, you can create EPDs for your entire product portfolio in no time.

Ecochain complies with the following norms and standards

ISO 14040/44
ISO 14067
EN 15804

PAS 2050
European PEF compliance
European OEF compliance

ISO 14021/25 compliance
ISO 14001 data framework
ISO 50001 data framework

GRI data framework environment
EU Energy Efficiency Directive EED

Ecochain: Product Overview

An introduction to Ecochain

Every business is different. We strongly encourage you to schedule a demo with our environmental experts, so they can tailor it to your needs and show you how to get the maximum out of Ecochain.

Gain insights into impact flows

Take a closer look at the materials and processes that contribute to the environmental footprints of your products.

Ecochain Feature Impact Flow
Ecochain Product Footprint

Control your full portfolio's footprint

Conduct LCA Life-cycle Assessments across your entire product portfolio at once and easily compare the footprint of individual products.

Compare the footprint of product lines based on production numbers

Understands the impact of product lines within the context of production numbers.

Compare Product Lines
Scopes Visualization

Analyze the environmental impacts of scope 1,2 and 3

Gain insights into the full scope of your impact across your value chain. Identify hotspots that point out opportunities for sustainable returns. Collaborate with value chain partners to optimize your environmental performance.

Dive into the details of your footprint

Zoom into the details of your footprint and break it down into 32 different environmental categories – from CO2 to water toxicity – or display your footprint as an Environmental Cost Indicator (ECI) score.

Footprint Details

Start being future-proof today.

These are your six steps to reduce your emissions, increase your efficiency and unlock business opportunities.

  1. Schedule a Demo
  2. Attend a tailored, in-depth presentation (45 minutes)
  3. Receive our tailored offer – the offer includes the implementation of Ecochain through our environmental specialists.
  4. Receive easy and self-explanatory templates to prepare the company data. Kick-off meeting with Ecochain specialists.
  5. Ecochain’s specialists help you with implementing the software, deliver actionable insights and train your team.
  6. Ecochain provides ongoing support and expert hours.

Since both regulatory and energy costs are much higher in Europe than anywhere else, the European chemical industry put great effort in decreasing its energy intensity and did so by almost 60% over the last 25 years. On top of that, its greenhouse gas emission plummeted by 79% and the industry embraced REACH to prove European chemicals are among the safest and should face fewer barriers to trade. However, to maintain its share of the global market, chemical producers need to step up their sustainability game.

The efforts to limit energy waste and emissions have set the path to capitalize on three other great opportunities; process innovation, flexible use of raw materials (renewables) and the overall transition to circular business models. Environmental Intelligence helps you with all three.

Chemical producers benefit from insights into environmental hotspots

Environmental intelligence enables you to digitally and efficiently conduct the Life Cycle Assessments and Environmental Product Declarations (LCAs & EPDs) of your product portfolio. The consolidated results offer an integrated insight into the environmental performance of your company’s products and processes, and point out environmental hotspots in your supply chain.

Increase process efficiency

Environmental intelligence helps to optimize lean, smart and efficient production processes and that is essential to respond to the increased demand for customized green chemical products, often produced in small batches. Environmental Intelligence provides you with a clear insight into process inefficiencies that help to decrease energy and material waste further, increase efficiency and help you to react quickly to changing market demands.

Decrease dependency on a single group of raw materials

Environmental Intelligence helps you to model the use of alternative raw materials that are sustainable, economically feasible, and scalable. It also helps you to discover the right value chain partners that help your company release itself from its dependence on scarce raw materials.

Unleash the potential of the circular economy

Seeking to enhance resource efficiency, the concept of a Circular Economy is an essential driver for global policymakers and the markets. The demand for sustainable products is snowballing. Downstream industries are increasingly adopting the circular economy, driven by regulation and growing consumer awareness. The chemical industry, as a primary ingredient provider for practically all industries, has the power to boost circularity downstream in many value chains. Co-designing reusable products with downstream market players as well as green chemical design can create new growth markets for the chemical industry. Environmental Intelligence provides the rationale to make the right decisions and move forward with specialty products that are circular-by-design and economically feasible.

Environmental Intelligence can quantify environmental improvements and can be used to monitor the environmental performance of lean processes and products continuously. These results can easily be communicated to value chain partners and customers, enabling green chemical companies to build a substantial competitive advantage.

 
Talk to an expert

You will receive a personal product demo from one of our product specialists. We will walk you through Ecochain and answer your individual questions.

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Whitepaper Chemical Big

Our whitepaper was specifically tailored towards the chemicals industry. It will show you how to build a competitive advantage through environmental data.