Definitions

Batch-based Calculation of Sustainability Impact method (BCSI) A calculation method of specific EI/SI on individual product batches, which can be used by the industry itself.

 

Environmental Impact (EI) Environmental impact of products: EI might be indicated by the distance the food is transported from the time of its production until it reaches the consumer, so called ‘food miles’.

 

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Life cycle assessment is a holistic method used to evaluate the environmental impact during the entire life cycle of a product.

 

Sustainability Impact (SI) SI is a generic term for what is calculated by using LCA. With LCA it is possible to calculate not only the impact on the environment, but the impact on sustainability in general, taking into consideration social and economic impact as well as environmental impact.
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