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Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)

EU

The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) is a multi-criteria measure of the environmental performance of a good or service throughout its life cycle.

Please note:

For water depletion the water use related to local scarcity of water is determined. Local importance of other indicators can be taken into account in the weighting of the impacts based on the judgement of the rapporteur.

Themes

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

Assessment type

Quantitative

Spatial focus of object

Local
Anywhere
Mixed

Technical Stage

Commercial

Spatial focus of impact

Generic
Local

Life Cycle

Cradle to gate
Cradle to grave

English available

Yes

Open Access

Yes

Object: Product; service
Goal: Self-assessment
Motivation: Improvement; harmonisation