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                                         Parc Scientifique de l'EPFL
                                        C.P. 538, CH-1001 Lausanne
                                    Yves.loerincik@ecointesys.ch
                                              www.ecointesys-lcs.ch




How to evaluate the Environmental
   Performance of a Company

           Yves Loerincik
    The problems


    Companies generally don’t know what are their direct and indirect
    impacts on the environment –> strategic information.



            No reliable information -> poor communication


            No reliable assessment of a company -> high risks


            No information on the main impacts on the environment ->
            little chance to take the right decision



2
   Production site is not enough

100%                   Environmental
                           Effort

80%


60%                                                 Impacts


40%


20%


 0%
        1er trim.
       Raw Materials     2e trim.
                         Production    3e trim.
                                        Use        4e treatement
                                                  Waste trim.
                            Site
  Cradle                                                      Grave
          The Life Cycle Approach




                   Company
                   site
    Suppliers
                             Customer


(Malmodin, 2001)
                                        Elimination
                    The environmental impact of the
                               company
                               CO2 at different stages of the Life Cycle of the
                                                  company
                    4
kg CO2/kg product




                                                                                                                    Salres representants
                    3
                                                                                                                    Buisness travel
                                                                                                                    Transport of products
                    2                                                                                               Transport of employees

                                                                                                                    Transport of raw materials.

                                                                                                                    Electricity
                    1
                                                                                                                    Heating


                    0
                                          production




                                                                   Production


                                                                                Packaging
                                                       Transport
                        R&D

                              materials




                                                                                                        Buildings
                                                                                            treatment
                                            Energy




                                                                                              Waste
                               Raw




                                                                      site
  Environmental impacts linked with
               costs

100%                                  R&D (energy)

90%                                   Sales representants

80%                                   Transport of products

                                      Transport of raw materials
70%

                                      Business travel
60%

50%
       WIN-WIN SOLUTION               Commuting

                                      Waste treatment
40%
                                      Buildings
30%
                                      Packaging
20%                                   Heating

10%                                   Raw materials

 0%                                   Electricity
       Primary energy   CO2   Costs
Environmental impacts linked with
             costs
100%                                  R&D (energy)

90%                                   Sales representants

80%                                   Transport of products

                                      Transport of raw materials
70%

                                      Business travel
60%
                                      Commuting
 Take the right decision
50%
                                      Waste treatment
40%
                                      Buildings
30%
                                      Packaging
20%                                   Heating

10%                                   Raw materials

 0%                                   Electricity
       Primary energy   CO2   Costs
                 Environmental accounting


CO2 emissions
  100%
                                               R&D (energy)
   90%
                                               Sales representants
   80%                                         Transport of products

   70%                                         Transport of raw materials


  Communicate your efficiency Business travel
   60%


   50%                                         Commuting

   40%                                         Waste treatment

   30%                                         Buildings

   20%
                                               Packaging

                                               Heating
   10%

                                               Raw materials
    0%

          2007     2008   2009   2010   2011   Electricity
                 Environmental accounting

                  2011: CO2 tax on
                  vehicles
Emissions CO2
  100%
                                                      R&D (energy)
                                              costs
   90%
                                                      Sales representants
   80%                                                Transport of products

   70%                                                Transport of raw materials

   60%
          Manage the risks                            Business travel

   50%                                                Commuting

   40%                                                Waste treatment

   30%                                                Buildings

   20%
                                                      Packaging

                                                      Heating
   10%

                                                      Raw materials
    0%

          2007       2008       2009   2010   2011    Electricity
     Green-e (entreprise)


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                   sàrl
       Parc scientifique de l’EPFL
                 CP 538
             1001 Lausanne
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