We offer life cycle method related services at the interface between industry and policy and particularly in the context of the European Commission’s Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and it’s International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) Handbook and ILCD / LCDN Data Network, which we have both technically lead from 2005 to 2012 while working at the Commission and which we are continueing to support in various projects for industry, government bodies, and for other consulting companies ever since.

Drawing on our personal experience of jointly 40+ years working experience in Life Cycle Assessment and related areas in consulting (maki, PE Europe/PE International/thinkstep/Sphera), government (European Commission, Thai NSTDA/MTEC), and research (University of Stuttgart, Technical University of Berlin), our two core staff provide solution-oriented senior-level services of outstanding quality, offering added value and client-oriented flexibility in timing and scope of project implementation.

Areas of expertise:

Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Product Environmental Footprinting (PEF), Corporate and Product Carbon Footprinting (CF) and Carbon strategies, Resource-efficiency studies and indicators, Water Footprinting, Social LCA, Integrated Sustainability Assessment

Services offered:

  • Strategic advice
  • Methodology, policy, and standards analysis and development
  • Reviews of data and studies
  • Data set and database development
  • Moderation of stakeholder processes
  • Capacity building and expert courses
  • Roadmap development, establishment of in-house LCA expert groups in private and public bodies

Working languages offered:
English, German, Thai. Requests in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian language are welcome.

Circular Economy Formula (CEF) – a new, inherently closed-loop, attributional substitution approach for LCA, 2023

A new way of modelling of secondary products (materials, energy, parts, …) as input to and output from product systems has been developed by us: the Circular Economy Formula (CEF). The basic idea of this approach is that everything that is kept in the loop, i.e. handed back to the economy during End of Life …

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Open Public Consultation “Green claims” PEF/OEF based policy development

The EC is proposing an LCA-based Regulation to substantiate environmental claims on products&organisations, based on the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and Organisation Environmental Footprint (OEF). maki is supporting the Policy Impact Assessment on this initiative as contractor, jointly with Bio Innovation and RPA. Stakeholder workshops on 16-17 and on 24 November 2020 (https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/GreenClaimsWorkshop) are part …

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Eingeladener Vortrag in Ringvorlesung an FH Pforzheim, 17. Oktober 2019

Am 17. Oktober eröffnete Herr Dr. Wolf die Ringvorlesung Ressourceneffizienz und Nachhaltigkeit, organisiert vom Institut für Industrial Ecology (INEC) der FH Pforzheim, mit einem Vortrag zum Umweltlichen Fußabdruck (Environmental footprint) der Europäischen Kommission. Die Zusammenfassung gibt es hier in einem Nachbericht zum Nachlesen: https://www.hs-pforzheim.de/forschung/institute/inec/detailansicht/news/ringvorlesung_environmental_footprint

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Environmental benefits of recyclability – White paper with guidance, data sources, illustrative example

Recyclability and recoverability are the scope of EN 45555 (under development), following a mass-based approach. This White paper provides guidance on possible ways how to quantitatively consider in addition the net environmental benefits of recyclability and recoverability, complementing the mass-based approach. Possible data sources as well as a worked illustrative exmple complete this short white …

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EcoBalance 2018 (9-12 Oct; Tokyo, Japan) – registration open, special Environmental Footprint session by maki

We are proud to again support this long-standing and important international, bi-annual conference on Life Cycle Assessment and related areas with Marc-Andree Wolf as invited member of the International Advisory Board and as abstract reviewer. Moreover, this year maki has been selected to organise a Special Session, entitled “Environmental Footprint – comprehensiveness of analysis vs. …

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