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Ecoscale

Human toxicity Economic performance Ecotoxicity Energy efficiency Material efficiency Physical hazards

Specific product: Organic preparations

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LCC

Economic performance

Specific analysis: Financial value

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Product environmental footprint

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

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Cramer criteria

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

Specific product: Biomass

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Decision framework for chemical process design

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

Specific product: Chemical sector

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Eco-Cost Value Ratio

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

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Fair trade standard for small producer organizations

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

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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)

Fossil depletion Material efficiency Mineral depletion Soil quality and erosion Water 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

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

Specific product: Chemical sector

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Social LCA

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

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Sustainability metrics; LCA and Green Design

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

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Sustainability Assessment of Technologies (SAT)

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

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GBEP sustainability indicators

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

Specific product: Bio-energy

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LCA

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

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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

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

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CSR risk checker

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

Specific analysis: CSR

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CCalC Carbon calculation tools

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

Specific product: Industrial activities

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Makersite

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

Specific product: Industrial activities

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ProScale

Human toxicity

Specific product: Chemical sector

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Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

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

Specific analysis: Sustainability reporting

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TNO hotspotscan

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

Specific product: Chemical sector

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UN Global Compact

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

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Sustainable Development Goals Compass

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

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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Principles & criteria for sustainable biofuel production

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

Specific product: Biomass

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Organisational Environmental Footprint (OEF)

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

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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

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

Specific product: Construction works

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Resource Identification Tool (RIT) Framework

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

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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

Energy efficiency Fossil depletion Material efficiency Mineral depletion Water depletion

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

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

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

Specific product: Biomass

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

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

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

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

Specific product: Water and land ecosystems

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Prestatieladder Sociaal ondernemen

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

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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

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

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

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

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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Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)

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

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