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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

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

Spatial focus of impact

Generic
Local

Open Access

Yes

Assessment type

Quantitative

Spatial focus of object

Anywhere
Local
Mixed

Technical Stage

Commercial

Life Cycle

Cradle to gate
Cradle to grave

English available

Yes

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