Life Cycle Assessment

Critical review of LCA – essential for quality and understanding

The critical review provides quality assurance to life cycle assessments (LCAs) by providing an unbiased view on the subject, identifying potentials for improvement and hence contributing towards more scientifically robust and defensible results.

The DEKRA critical review process is designed to achieve these goals by working in close collaboration with LCA practitioners as well as commissioners of the studies. In accordance with the specific standards used to carry out LCAs, DEKRA developed practical guidelines which provide the respective methodological framework for critical reviews. Experience has shown that the use of these guidelines embedded in the critical review process not only enhances the quality and credibility of the LCA, it also contributes towards knowledge building on the side of the LCA practitioner and commissioner of the study while not exceeding target costs.

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