System analysis is comprehensive concept covering social, economic and environmental sustainability aspects based on a life cycle perspective, e.g. Life cycle assessment, Life cycle cost, Social LCA and Environmental footprints.
There is a large focus today on environmental aspects and requirements on sustainability are growing in general. This increases the demand for environmental information on processes, products and services e.g. customer restrictions in the choice of suppliers or demands from public authorities in purchasing situations.
Life cycle assessment studies can be used in product development, process optimization, environmental strategic decisions, market communication (e.g. in terms of environmental product declarations), in order to assess the environmental consequences from political means of control or to evaluate compliance with environmental goals.
There is also a life cycle perspective requirement within environmental management systems as well as in sustainability reporting.
IVL performs environmental studies based on a life cycle perspective as well as life cycle assessment studies within a wide range of operations and businesses and for both small and large companies, trade organisations, and authorities.
IVL offers life cycle assessment studies adapted to the customers need, which could be quite comprehensive or more simple mappings, but where the life cycle perspective always is the focus. IVL also offers tailor made LCA tools, which for instance can be integrated in existing business systems e.g. by implementing the life cycle aspect in a production system.