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LCA for your product: what are the steps?
How does the process of an LCA look like for your organisation? Our client Studio Anneloes shares their experiences about the steps and challenges along the way.
CBAM: what you need to know
From October the 1st, 2023, the transitional phase of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) came into effect in the EU. Read more about this development and what this means.
E-waste & sustainability
Do you know what e-Waste is, why it has such a high environmental impact, and how you can properly manage your e-waste (or the e-waste of your organisation)? Read all about e-waste & sustainability.
Quantifying sustainability: a guide to carbon accounting
How to measure your environmental impact? Carbon accounting is the answer: measuring, quantifying, and monitoring your greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). Read more in this article.
The environmental impact of online behavior
Online browsing behavior has an impact on the environment; energy is required to run IT systems, data centers, and devices. Read more about the relationship between online and sustainability.
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Sustainability for IT and electronics organisations
IT and electronics are amongst Hedgehog Company's focus sectors. Read more on how sustainability can look in these sectors.
What's it all about with CO₂?
CO₂ is the "villain" in the climate debate. This is greenhouse gas number 1, and with its emissions we humans have significantly altered the climate on Earth. Read this complete recap.
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Sustainable construction: an introduction
The construction sector is a sector with a significant impact on the environment. Read an introduction to why sustainability is important in this sector, and how sustainability can look.
LCA, EPD, and PEF: What are the differences?
Do you want to take steps towards sustainability as a company? Measuring your environmental impact is a good start.
Cats vs Dogs: the ultimate environmental-showdown
Are you a cat- or a dog person? Let’s look at this question from an environmental point of view. Which pet has the highest pawprint?
Effective & Simple: a data-driven route towards sustainability
How to tackle sustainability challenges effectively? With a data-driven approach. So you know how to use your resources efficiently. And get the results you aim for.
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Packaging becomes an important part of the LCA (Life Cycle Assessment)
The EU announces that, by 2026, packaging will become part of the digital product passport. With this, packaging will no longer be seen as a standalone product.
Comparative life cycle assessment (LCA): the footprint of your favorite houseplant
A comparative LCA can help you make a wide variety of choices. In this comparative LCA we consider the different LCA stages for a natural plant compared to an artificial plant.
Free carbon footprint calculator for business
The Hedgehog Carbon Dashboard is the carbon footprint calculator for business, with yearly and monthly monitoring tool. Start sustainability today with our free version, no demo required!
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No more greenwashing: the Green Claim Directive is coming
The Green Claims Directive (GCD) is coming, but what is it? Soon, companies that make green claims are bound to a set of rules. The EU proposed the GCD in order to prevent greenwashing.
Life cycle assessment (LCA) - The ultimate guide for beginners
This article teaches you everything about the life cycle assessment (LCA). It presents a list of life cycle assessment examples, discusses why you'd want an LCA, different LCA methods, and much more.
EU Digital product passports: sustainable products
Digital product passports will allow any party to access product information, considering a product’s full lifecycle. This increases transparency and traceability, and stimulates sustainable design.
Alternatives to meat: a life cycle assessment (LCA)
More and more people are aware of their current dietary habits. This article compares different meat substitutes and their environmental impact. Also they are compared to actual meat.
There’s more than carbon: impact categories overview
When conducting a life cycle assessment (LCA), a lot of different effects on the environment are taken into account. These different effects are grouped into what we call 'impact categories'.
Food containers: glass or plastic?
A life cycle assessment (LCA) example of different types of food containers. The environmental impact is measured, by looking at climate change, water use and land use.
Impact investing: The Hitchhiker's Guide to transition finance in private equity.
It is impossible to achieve the sustainable transition of companies in your PE portfolio solely based on ESG-ratings. You need better sustainability assessments with transition finance.
From ESG to value creation
External pressure on ESG is increasing, so is awareness. And although ESG opportunities are being recognized, its performance lags behind. Go from product to company footprint.
How to reduce your digital carbon footprint? Three tips
This article informs about your digital carbon footprint and gives recommendations on how to reduce carbon emissions caused by your digital behaviour.
CSRD is coming: who needs to comply and when
The developments around the CSRD are going fast, but much is still unclear for companies. This article explains who needs to comply and when, and the role of SMEs.
Sustainable business: the risk of doing nothing
Climate change poses several risks to your business. Doing nothing is far more costly.
How to sustainably BBQ: LCA example of different BBQs
We use a life cycle assessment (LCA) to compare different forms of BBQs. Doing so we investigate the environmental impact of this summer hobby.
6 tips for reducing the carbon footprint of your organisation
Curious to find out how to reduce your organisation's carbon footprint? Follow these 6 tips.
Achieve net-zero through life cycle assessment
More and more organisations need to reduce their environmental impact. A method to achieve net-zero emissions is through life cycle assessment.
Climate adaptation and mitigation
The KNMI states that if we continue along this path, warming to the 1.5 degree limit will be reached as early as 2030 at the earliest. Time to take action.
Assessing biodiversity using Life Cycle Assessment
Assessing biodiversity using in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). This article explains how biodiversity is assessed in current LCA methods.
SFDR: ESG is insufficient to comply with DNHS-principle
This article explains how ESG data is not sufficient to comply with the SFDR article 9 disclosing and reporting requirements.
Breakfast of champions: an LCA example of the English versus the continental breakfast
What is the environmental impact of your breakfast? We performed an LCA study comparing the English and continental breakfast.
SFDR: Why private equity managers must move beyond ESG data
This article explains why private equity managers are better off to leave ESG behind. Both in general and in the context of the SFDR.
Product environmental footprint: PEF the new footprint method
PEF (product environmental footprint) is the new footprint method. It’s a harmonised method to measure the environmental impact of products.
Scaling up bio-based materials for sustainable construction
Scaling up bio-based construction materials is contributing to combatting climate change. We explain how bio-based materials can contribute to sustainable construction.
Expressing environmental impact in euro's (or dollars): the ECI
Timber construction is advancing further in the Netherlands due to a low ECI score. But what is the ECI? And is it interesting for your company?
Example LCA: which egg do you pick?
An LCA example: which egg do you pick? In this article, we compare different types of eggs based on their environmental impact.
How to sustainable construction: embrace bio-based materials
The Dutch government wants to be fully circular by 2050 through the efficient use of sustainable resources. The environmental impact of materials is determined by means of a LCA.
CSRD is bound to make an impact on your business
The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive will have an impact on your business. Read Saro’s article about this new weapon of the EU Green Deal.
What is an environmental product declaration?
An EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) communicates the environmental impact of a product. What is an EPD, and what does it mean to you?
How the European Green Deal affects your business
The European Green Deal is on its way. It sets out an ambitious roadmap for climate policy in Europe. Read here what it means for your business.
Why is a life cycle assessment important?
Measuring the environmental impact of your business or product via a life cycle assessment (LCA). Read here how this is important for you.
Eco-friendly reading: paper books versus the e-reader.
What would be better for the environment: reading a paper book or reading books on an e-reader? Read this example of a life cycle assessment comparison.
The carbon cycle: a quick recap
Emissions disrupt the carbon cycle. We explain the difference between the long and short cycle and tell you how a carbon footprint can help you.
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