Environmental Footprint (EF) Consulting Services

Create credibility regarding the environmental performance of your products and your organization.

Gain Competitive Advantage Through Early Adoption of EF Methods

The demand for sustainable products is growing rapidly. So is the number of different eco-labels, reporting approaches and frameworks. The European Commission’s Environmental Footprint (EF) initiative aims to provide companies with a uniform method for assessing and disclosing the environmental performance of their products (Product Environmental Footprint – PEF) and their organization (Organization Environmental Footprint – OEF). This approach will enable organizations to produce reliable, transparent and comparable environmental claims. Sphera’s sustainability consultants can help your company prepare for PEF and OEF policy applications and strengthen your position in the European market.

Environmental Footprint Consulting Services

Leverage Expertise to Jumpstart Your PEF Efforts

The PEF method is based on the globally recognized Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach. To ensure transparency and comparability of results, it follows detailed modeling requirements and product-specific category rules. Therefore, LCA experience and methodological expertise can be immensely helpful for getting your PEF-related initiatives off to the right start. Sphera’s sustainability experts can advise and support your company at every stage of your PEF studies. Benefit from our 25+ years of experience in conducting LCAs and our involvement in the pilot phase of PEF development. As the official helpdesk operator during the EF transition phase, Sphera brings experience and methodological expertise that will catalyze your success.

Shape the Rules for Your Product Category or Sector

Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCRs) and Organization Environmental Footprint Sector Rules (OEFSRs) complement the general PEF and OEF methods and provide further requirements by specific product category or sector. Our sustainability experts have been involved in the development of a wide variety of PEFCRs / OEFSRs (e.g., copper, rechargeable batteries, non-leather footwear), and we use the full breadth of our knowledge to help you develop new rules as needed. We will guide you through every aspect of the rule development process: from drafting and public consultation, to coordinating supporting studies, all the way through to selection of review committee members.

Environmental Footprint Consulting Services
Environmental Footprint Consulting Services

Build Your In-house EF Capacity with Software, Data and Expertise

Getting started with PEF and OEF studies can be challenging. A trusted consulting partner can help you act with confidence from the start, accelerating your efforts and increasing adoption of new requirements throughout your organization. Sphera’s sustainability experts will empower you to act independently and create PEF and OEF studies on your own by providing customized training and on-demand support, PEF-compliant databases and PEF-conforming software.

Explore Other Sustainability Consulting Services

Benefit from the unique combination of software, data and expertise to meet all your sustainability and ESG needs.

Sustainability & ESG Strategy Development Services

Create a strategy for driving business value through sustainability.

Supply Chain Management Consulting

Manage the environmental impacts of your supply chain.

GRI Reporting Services

We help you create reports in line with GRI guidelines.

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