What is a lifecycle assessment?

You may have heard the word carbon footprint in relationship to sustainability. A Carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases (including carbon dioxide and methane) that are generated by our actions. To avoid a rise in global temperatures, we need to lower the carbon footprint.

By assessing our carbon footprint, we can know our environmental impact. TePe must consider the entire life cycle of a product from the raw materials and how it is manufactured to how it is being disposed. During this Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) we calculate the Global Warming Potential (GWP) to assess how much greenhouse gas is released and absorbed.

TePe’s LCA shows the most critical factors in reducing our Carbon footprint: materials, energy, transport, and waste management.

Here are ways TePe is reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Renewable materials: We are now manufacturing most of our plastic using ISCC certified material through a mass balance approach instead of fossil fuel crude oil, lowing our carbon footprint.
  • Renewable/Recycled Packaging: We have improved packaging, aiming to reach 100% recycle, renewable, or FSC certified packaging materials in 2025.
  • Renewable Energy: TePe also uses 100% renewable energy within production. For example, Initiatives include upgrading our manufacturing equipment and cooling systems and making our building more energy efficient, utilizing as much heat as possible from production.

Within production we are consistently reviewing our materials and methods of production. As you would expect from our Scandinavian heritage, we take our impact on the environment very seriously and only launch new products when they meet the stringent high-quality standards.

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