Ecodex is a eco-design software tool for evaluating and understanding the environmental impacts of products and packaging.
Designed to be used by non-experts, it helps companies improve the sustainability of new products or the existing portfolio, in a cost-effective and simple way.
Nestlé aims at making sustainability related data and tools widely available. This reinforces the credibility of the approach and improves the sustainability of the industry and supply chain partners.
The Ecodex tool, has been developed by an external software provider, and is available commercially through Empauer.
Urs Schenker (2016)
on How life cycle assessment supports decision making at Nestlé
Ecodex follows a multi criteria approach to evaluate the impact of products across;
The flexibility of Ecodex permits indicators to be added and/or removed; aligning reporting to a company’s business goals and strategy.
Ecodex compares various options and performs simulations to determine the optimal improvement to a product. This brings the benefit of being able to simulate changes to products, such as:
Consumer goods companies operate in an environment of daunting technical, regulatory and commercial uncertainties. Throughout the business lifecycle, companies now face critical decisions related to sustainability of their products and business.
Many companies seek to improve the sustainability of their products and business. The integration of lifecycle impact analysis into the new product development cycle can provide substantial benefits such as:
Empauer appreciates that market forces shape client priorities and needs. Through our global network and our in-house software developers, we are able to quickly customize Ecodex to meet client specific requirements.
Empauer works with each client to ensure that Ecodex is introduced in accordance to a client’s timeline and implementation requirements. This includes training and technical elements before rollout and post rollout.
Ecodex can be made available through various options, contact us to discuss the best solution that fits your requirements;
Ecodex can be used to make results understandable and easily accessible to all stakeholders, including R&D scientists, LCA experts, managers, packaging engineers, procurement, etc. Results can be used as the basis of marketing claim for B2B.
Ecodex is backed by a global software development house with over 25 years of experience working with multinational organizations with expertise with consumer goods companies.
Empauer's consulting services provide a comprehensive approach for gathering information, presenting results and identifying opportunities for improvement.
No matter the scale of operation, we make the complex simple so you can focus on what matters most. Let us do some of the heavy lifting and you'll see results that benefit your business and the environment.
Our consultancy services help our partners navigate the complex world of sustainability and how to translate organisational values into actions.