Sustainability Analytics - Environmental Pillar
Sustainability tools that are based on the environmental sciences assess conditions and processes, including, air, atmosphere, water, soil, mineral resources, biota, climate, and all of the natural and anthropogenic processes that affect the environment and human health.
Chemical Alternatives Assessment
Chemical alternatives assessment compares alternative chemicals within the same functional-use group across a consistent and comprehensive set of hazard endpoints.
Environmental Footprint Analysis
Environmental footprint analysis measures human demand on ecosystem services required to support a certain level and type of consumption by an individual, product, or population.
Exposure assessments characterize and predict this intersection by estimating the magnitude, frequency, and duration of exposure.
Green chemistry is the science and practice of designing chemicals, products and processes in order to reduce or eliminate the generation and use of hazardous substances.
Green engineering is the design and use of economically feasible products and processes that reduce the generation of pollution at the source and minimize the risks posed to human health and the environment.
Integrated Assessment Modeling
Integrated assessment modeling integrates knowledge from two or more disciplines into a single framework.
Life Cycle Assessment
Life-cycle assessment (LCA) is a systems-based approach to quantifying the human health and environmental impacts associated with a product's life from “cradle to grave.”
Resilience analysis investigates the ability of a system to continue functioning in the face of disruptions.
Risk assessment is a process for evaluating the likelihood and/or magnitude of adverse consequences from an event or activity.
Sustainability Impact Assessment
Sustainability impact assessment is a combination of procedures, methods, and tools by which a policy, program, or project may be judged as to its potential impacts on the sustainability of a system and the distribution of those impacts within and among the economic, social, and environmental dimensions.