Publishing the results of your LCA, or using it to support marketing claims or comparative assertions, requires that LCA studies undergo a 3rd party critical review process prior to publication in accordance with ISO 14044. Let LTS safeguard your LCA with an LCA Critical Review.
This LCA Critical Review process is designed to verify that:
- The methods to carry out the LCA are in keeping with the ISO 14040 and 14044 standards
- The methods to carry out the LCA are scientifically and technically valid
- The data is appropriate and reasonable with regard to the study objective
- The results interpretation is reflecting the limits that were determined and the study objective
- The study report is transparent and coherent
As experienced LCA practitioners…
LTS’s consultants are familiar with ISO requirements and experts in leading critical reviews. We will make sure that your LCA study complies with all ISO requirements related to data collection, modeling, interpretation and reporting. Our critical review services will effectively enable you to publish an LCA study that will withstand scrutiny and make comparative assertions while avoiding “greenwashing.”
Depending upon what is being studied in an LCA as well as the intended use of an LCA study, 3rd party critical reviews can be conducted by either an external single party or by a panel. If you seek to publish or support marketing claims related to a single product LCA, it is only necessary to have your LCA study reviewed by a single party.
However, if you are using a comparative LCA to support a comparative assertion, ISO requires that a review is conducted by a panel of a minimum of three people, including a panel chair and two other interested parties. It is recommended that these interested parties are independent qualified reviewers with expertise in the scientific disciplines relevant to the study.
Our extensive LCA experience and deep industry and academic connections enable us to select highly qualified critical review panel members. In collaboration with our clients, our consultants coordinate the selection of panel members, conduct and participate in the critical review, facilitate communication between panel members and the study team and ensure that the deliverables are completed in a timely manner.
If you are interested in more information regarding our LCA critical review services, please contact us.