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Ecoscale

Material efficiency Economic performance Ecotoxicity Human toxicity Physical hazards Energy efficiency

Specific product: Organic preparations

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LCC

Economic performance

Specific analysis: Financial value

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Product environmental footprint

Climate change Ozone depletion Nutrient balance Ecotoxicity Human toxicity Particulate matter Ionizing radiation Land use Water depletion Mineral depletion Smog

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Cramer criteria

Climate change Equality Biodiversity Ecosystem functions Indirect economic impacts Autonomy Participation, influence and perception Occupational safety, security & tranquility Legality Ecotoxicity Soil quality and erosion Nutrient balance Human toxicity

Specific product: Biomass

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Decision framework for chemical process design

Economic performance Energy efficiency Ecotoxicity Human toxicity Physical hazards Biodegradation and fate of substances

Specific product: Chemical sector

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Eco-Cost Value Ratio

Ecotoxicity Human toxicity Particulate matter Smog Nutrient balance Climate change Fossil depletion Mineral depletion Economic performance Water depletion Land use

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Fair trade standard for small producer organizations

Physical hazards Human toxicity Indirect economic impacts Equality Occupational safety, security & tranquility Participation, influence and perception Material efficiency Water depletion Soil quality and erosion Nutrient balance Biohazard Autonomy

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Greenscreen for safer chemicals

Biodegradation and fate of substances Human toxicity Physical hazards

Specific product: Chemical sector

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Material Flow Analysis

Material efficiency

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Material Input Per unit Service (MIPS)

Mineral depletion Material efficiency Soil quality and erosion Water depletion Fossil depletion

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Driving force analysis

Flexibility Transparancy Energy efficiency Material efficiency

Specific product: Chemical sector

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Global material economy

Material efficiency

Specific product: Chemical sector

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GreenWERCS Cheminformatics

Biodegradation and fate of substances Human toxicity Ecotoxicity

Specific product: Chemical sector

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Guide on sustainable chemicals

Physical hazards Human toxicity Biodegradation and fate of substances Ecotoxicity Fossil depletion Mineral depletion Legality Climate change Energy efficiency Water depletion Material efficiency Equality Autonomy

Specific product: Chemical sector

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Social LCA

Participation, influence and perception Autonomy Equality Occupational safety, security & tranquility Indirect economic impacts Legality Market presence

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Sustainability Assessment of Technologies (SAT)

Legality Indirect economic impacts Economic performance Participation, influence and perception Occupational safety, security & tranquility Climate change

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Sustainability metrics; LCA and Green Design

Material efficiency Human toxicity Ecotoxicity Energy efficiency Biodegradation and fate of substances Economic performance

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Principles & criteria for sustainable biofuel production

Legality Innovation Participation, influence and perception Economic performance Climate change Autonomy Equality Occupational safety, security & tranquility Indirect economic impacts Market presence Ecosystem functions Physical habitats Soil quality and erosion Water depletion Particulate matter Smog Transparancy

Specific product: Biomass

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LCA

Climate change Smog Nutrient balance Fossil depletion Mineral depletion Human toxicity Ecotoxicity Particulate matter Land use Ozone depletion Water depletion Energy efficiency Biodiversity Ionizing radiation

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Exergy analysis

Energy efficiency

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PBT Profiler

Biodegradation and fate of substances Human toxicity Ecotoxicity

Specific product: Chemical sector

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Sustainability metrics to guide decision-making

Climate change Nutrient balance Ozone depletion Ecotoxicity Human toxicity Water depletion Energy efficiency Material efficiency

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CSR risk checker

Indirect economic impacts Climate change Soil quality and erosion Smog Physical habitats Ecotoxicity Biodiversity Ecosystem functions Physical hazards Human toxicity Fossil depletion Mineral depletion Water depletion Energy efficiency Material efficiency Land use Equality Participation, influence and perception Occupational safety, security & tranquility Legality Autonomy Nutrient balance Market presence Particulate matter

Specific analysis: CSR

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CCalC Carbon calculation tools

Climate change Ozone depletion Smog Nutrient balance Human toxicity Fossil depletion Water depletion Mineral depletion Material efficiency Energy efficiency Land use Economic performance

Specific product: Industrial activities

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Makersite

Climate change Ozone depletion Smog Ecotoxicity Nutrient balance Human toxicity Fossil depletion Water depletion Mineral depletion Material efficiency

Specific product: Industrial activities

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ProScale

Human toxicity

Specific product: Chemical sector

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Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Economic performance Market presence Indirect economic impacts Procurement practices Material efficiency Energy efficiency Water depletion Climate change Ozone depletion Biodiversity Equality Occupational safety, security & tranquility Participation, influence and perception Autonomy Legality Physical hazards Human toxicity

Specific analysis: Sustainability reporting

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TNO hotspotscan

Climate change Soil quality and erosion Ecotoxicity Physical hazards Human toxicity Fossil depletion Water depletion Mineral depletion Material efficiency Energy efficiency Land use Equality Participation, influence and perception Occupational safety, security & tranquility Legality Autonomy

Specific product: Chemical sector

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UN Global Compact

Climate change Physical habitats Biodiversity Ecotoxicity Human toxicity Fossil depletion Water depletion Mineral depletion Material efficiency Energy efficiency Equality Participation, influence and perception Occupational safety, security & tranquility Legality Autonomy

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Sustainable Development Goals Compass

Climate change Ozone depletion Physical habitats Biodiversity Particulate matter Ecotoxicity Nutrient balance Human toxicity Fossil depletion Water depletion Mineral depletion Material efficiency Energy efficiency Land use Economic performance Procurement practices Indirect economic impacts Market presence Equality Participation, influence and perception Occupational safety, security & tranquility Legality Autonomy Innovation

Specific analysis: Toolkit for methods and indicators

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Emergy analysis

Fossil depletion Material efficiency Soil quality and erosion

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The GBEP sustainability indicators

Climate change Nutrient balance Water depletion Biodiversity Occupational safety, security & tranquility Indirect economic impacts Economic performance Energy efficiency Land use

Specific product: Bio-energy

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Organisational Environmental Footprint (OEF)

Climate change Ozone depletion Particulate matter Ecotoxicity Nutrient balance Ionizing radiation Human toxicity Fossil depletion Water depletion Mineral depletion Material efficiency Energy efficiency Land use

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CO2-prestatieladder

Climate change

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Smart SPP LCC-CO2-tool

Climate change Economic performance Material efficiency Procurement practices

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DuboCalc

Climate change Ozone depletion

Specific product: Construction works

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DuboMat

Climate change Particulate matter Energy efficiency Fossil depletion Material efficiency Human toxicity

Specific product: Construction works

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Resource Identification Tool (RIT) Framework

Climate change Ozone depletion Soil quality and erosion Ecotoxicity Human toxicity Fossil depletion Water depletion Mineral depletion Material efficiency Energy efficiency Economic performance Equality Occupational safety, security & tranquility Autonomy Transparancy

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MVO Wegwijzer circulair inkopen

Material efficiency

Specific analysis: Circularity

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REACH Chemcal Safety Report

Biodegradation and fate of substances Ionizing radiation Human toxicity Ecotoxicity

Specific product: Chemical sector

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Material Circularity Indicator

Fossil depletion Water depletion Mineral depletion Material efficiency Energy efficiency

Specific analysis: Circularity

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Ecological footprint

Land use Climate change

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E-factor

Energy efficiency Fossil depletion Material efficiency Mineral depletion

Specific analysis: Waste ratio

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Ecolabel

Human toxicity Biodegradation and fate of substances Physical hazards Climate change Biodiversity Energy efficiency Material efficiency Fossil depletion Mineral depletion Water depletion Ecotoxicity

Specific product: Personal Care; Cleaning; Clothing and textiles; Paints and Varnishes; Electronic Equipment; Coverings; Furniture; Gardening; Household Appliances/Items; Lubricants; Paper Products; Holliday accommodation

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Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)

Climate change Ozone depletion Particulate matter Ecotoxicity Nutrient balance Ionizing radiation Human toxicity Fossil depletion Water depletion Mineral depletion Material efficiency Energy efficiency Land use

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Prosuite

Ionizing radiation Human toxicity Land use Autonomy Climate change Economic performance Ecotoxicity Equality Fossil depletion Mineral depletion Nutrient balance Occupational safety, security & tranquility Ozone depletion Participation, influence and perception Particulate matter Physical hazards Water depletion

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Bioref-integ

Feasibility Transparancy Ecotoxicity Human toxicity Water depletion Legality Climate change Energy efficiency Economic performance

Specific product: Biomass

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Milieuprestatieberekening (GPR gebouw, GPRbouwbesluit, DGBCmaterialen tool, MRPI MPG)

Human toxicity Water depletion Material efficiency Energy efficiency Occupational safety, security & tranquility

Specific product: Construction

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Omgevingschecker

Legality

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Smarttracker

Climate change Fossil depletion Occupational safety, security & tranquility

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PRP circulair e-procurement

Material efficiency

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TEEBstad

Climate change Particulate matter Ecosystem functions Nutrient balance Land use Economic performance

Specific product: Water and land ecosystems

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Prestatieladder Sociaal ondernemen

Indirect economic impacts Market presence Equality Participation, influence and perception Legality Autonomy

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Atlas Natuurlijk Kapitaal

Indirect economic impacts Land use Climate change Economic performance Ecosystem functions Material efficiency Nutrient balance Particulate matter Physical habitats Physical hazards Soil quality and erosion

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EcoTool

Human toxicity Land use Climate change Ecotoxicity Energy efficiency Water depletion

Specific product: Textiles

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The Higg index

Energy efficiency Climate change Water depletion Ozone depletion Particulate matter Human toxicity Ecotoxicity Material efficiency Physical hazards Occupational safety, security & tranquility Participation, influence and perception Equality Autonomy Indirect economic impacts Market presence Nutrient balance

Specific product: apparel, footwear and home textile industries

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Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Human toxicity Innovation Autonomy Climate change Economic performance Ecotoxicity Energy efficiency Equality Legality Occupational safety, security & tranquility Participation, influence and perception Water depletion

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Life cycle metrics for chemical products

Climate change Smog Nutrient balance Fossil depletion Mineral depletion Human toxicity Ecotoxicity Particulate matter Land use Ozone depletion Water depletion Energy efficiency Biodiversity

Specific product: Chemical sector

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OECD Substitution and Alternatives Assessment Toolbox

Biodegradation and fate of substances Ionizing radiation Feasibility Human toxicity Economic performance Ecotoxicity Material efficiency Physical hazards

Specific analysis: Toolkit for methods and indicators

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Natural Capital Toolkit

Land use Biodiversity Climate change Ecosystem functions Energy efficiency Fossil depletion Material efficiency Mineral depletion Ozone depletion Smog Soil quality and erosion Water depletion

Specific analysis: Toolkit for methods and indicators

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