LCA: Reducing environmental impacts

The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an analysis methodology that assesses the environmental impact of a production process, along its entire life cycle.

Lanificio Bisentino is mobilizing to reduce CO² eq emissions and water consumption.

The analysis evaluates all the phases of the production process as related and dependent starting from the phases of extraction of the raw materials constituting the product up to the production, distribution, use and final disposal, returning the environmental impact values associated with its life cycle. This impact is achieved through a series of indicators:

  • Emissions of greenhouse gases
  • Acidification of soil and water
  • Land use
  • Water consumption
  • Pollution and depletion of the ozone layer

At the end of the calculations, the EF value of a product/service is thus returned according to different “impact categories”, which represent all the different impacts that this generates in the various environmental compartments. One of the impact categories considered is the increase in the anthropogenic greenhouse effect (Global Warming Potential – 100 years)measured on the basis of the amount of CO² eq emissions into the atmosphere generated by the consumption of energy and matter within the life cycle of a product or service.

In Italy, LCA is also the key tool for Made green in Italy, the first national certification scheme on the Environmental Product Footprint, structured according to the new European approach of PEF (Product Environmental Footprint) that integrates the methodological approach “Traditional” to the environmental assessment of product/service related to EPDs (EPD – EPD) in accordance with ISO 14025.


Allows you to measure environmental impact


Evaluation of all stages of the production process


Collection of data relating to the inputs and outputs of a system


Interventions on processes, products and activities


Product life cycle environmental performance