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Product Environmental Footprint

A standardised internationally accepted methodology developed by the European Commission.

The Product Environmental Footprint measures and communicates the environmental behaviour of products (both goods and services) and organisations throughout their lifecycle, based on strong internationally recognised scientific evaluation methods. The method covers 16 environmental impacts, including climate change, as well as impacts associated to water, air, resources, land use and toxicity. The general methods are complemented by product-specific calculation rules which enable comparison of environmental performance between similar products and companies active in similar sectors.

Validated methodology

System based on standardised internationally accepted methodology.

Integrates 16 categories

It communicates the relative impact of a given food product by combining 16 environmental impact categories into one.


Promotes product eco-design throughout the supply chain.