LCA automation for chemical manufacturing will allow companies to calculate the environmental footprint of their entire portfolio in an accelerated, transparent and scalable way
CHICAGO, Nov. 8, 2022/PRNewswire/ -- Sphera, the world's leading provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk and performance management software, data and consulting services, today unveiled Eastman, an innovative global specialty materials company, which has long collaborated with the company on the next iteration of Sphera's life cycle assessment (LCA) automation software.
Earlier this year, Sphera launched its next-generation LCA automation solution, which enables companies to rapidly receive comprehensive, real-time insights and analytics regarding the environmental footprint of their product portfolios and seamlessly integrate into their systems. current. Sphera's LCA automation tool will help companies more effectively reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at every step of production, from design to assembly.
The next phase of LCA automation will respond to the complex needs of the chemical industry. Given the multitude of industries that chemical companies serve and the growing interest in sustainability, Eastman's business partners are under increasing pressure to provide transparency on the environmental profile of all their products. However, carbon footprint calculations are particularly complex in the chemical industry, as manufacturers must take into account the carbon footprint of the raw materials they purchase, as well as the manufacturing process (e.g. reactions, transformations ). The manufacturing process is unique to each product and can consist of dozens of steps, each of which has its own impact on the environmental footprint. In addition, it is necessary to collect data from all the systems involved in the production process of each product to obtain a complete environmental footprint.
"We are delighted to have Eastman as a partner," said Mike Zamis, product manager for Sphera. "Having a customer that has a shared commitment to sustainability and deep industry experience and provides valuable insight at this early stage will help ensure that LCA automation for the chemical industry has the necessary functionality for LCA calculations." Helping customers calculate the sustainability of products based on proven, science-based environmental data and reliable methodologies is vital to our mission to create a safer, more sustainable and more productive world."
Jason Pierce, Senior Technical Lead for LCA and Circular Economy at Eastman, added: "Sustainability is an integral part of Eastman's strategy and we are honored to work with Sphera on LCA automation functionality for our It's exciting to be at the forefront of technology to expand product carbon footprint and comprehensive LCA data across our global portfolio, enabling better support for our customers and accelerating the progress of our industry towards ambitious climate goals.
For the next phase of development of this solution, Sphera invites companies in the chemical industry to participate in a focus group to help ensure that the LCA automation solution for chemical companies meets the needs of your organization. Learn more about participating in the discussion group.
Sphera is the leading provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk and performance management software, data and consulting services focused on environment, health, safety and sustainability (EHS).
Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a wide range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of materially improving the quality of life, Eastman works with its customers to offer innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company's innovation-driven growth model leverages best-in-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement and differentiated application development to grow its leadership positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, construction and automotive. consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,000 people worldwide and serves clients in more than 100 countries. The company had 2021 revenue of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, United States. For more information, visit the website at eastman.eco.
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