Understanding the ways that energy and resources flow through industrial systems makes it possible to shift from linear processes that produce waste to closed loops where waste becomes the input for new processes.
Scion's work focusses on life cycle management and sustainability assessment to help businesses manage the total life cycle of their products and services. It incorporates the environmental, economic and social aspects of a product, with the goal of creating more sustainable businesses, production and consumption patterns.
We use ISO 14040 and ISO 14044 to carry out life cycle assessments that takes into account the whole life cycle of products and services and quantifies environmental sustainability.
Kim McGrouther, Research Leader, Industrial Ecology