The purpose of the PEF method is to use uniform methods to measure the environmental footprint of products in order to compare and communicate the environmental information of different products. This provides consumers with reliable information when purchasing products that are produced in a resource-conserving manner.

The "Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)" represents the next level of European environmental policy and serves to communicate essential environmental parameters in B2B and B2C. As part of the European Commission's "Single Market for Green Products" initiative, the PEF is becoming increasingly important in determining and evaluating information on the environmental performance of products and organisations.

The Product Environmental Footprint is relevant for product manufacturers in all industries who wish to analyse and quantify the environmental impacts of their products in accordance with current policy requirements. Companies can use the PEF to communicate the environmental profiles of their products and compare them with those of other companies. A "PEF study" prepared by Kiwa prepares companies for current and future requirements of European environmental policy and understands the effects on their own company.

Process steps

"PEF studies" are carried out by our experts according to current requirements. Together with our experts, the target and the scope of the study are defined and then the life cycle analysis of your product begins. Once the results have been evaluated, we provide you with advice on how to prepare the data for B2B or B2C communication.