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FoodCarbonScope is a web-based LCA software tool for the modeling and analysis of life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy use and water use in food and beverage products. FoodCarbonScope has been expertly designed from the ground up to help the food and beverage industry meet the challenges of sustainable production and consumption.

Key Benefits

  • Provides an interactive, easy-to-use platform for analyzing complex product supply chains.

  • Comprehensive analysis, covering all life cycle stages from cradle to grave (agriculture, processing/packaging, distribution, retail, cooking, waste disposal, etc.) and accounting for all GHG emissions and resource use.

  • Comes with the largest commercially available life cycle inventory (LCI) database for North American food production and processing, as well as additional data for Europe and other parts of the world.

  • Delivers standards-compliant product life cycle assessment (LCA) results at a fraction of the typical costs associated with conventional LCAs of food and beverages.

  • Highly customizable to match the level of detail needed for the problem at hand.

  • Targets the three environmental metrics that are most critical for businesses and consumers: GHG emissions, energy use and water use.


Analysis and results from FoodCarbonScope can be used in a variety of applications:

  • Product eco-labeling – including carbon and water footprint labels – and other business-to-business and business-to-consumer sustainability communications.

  • Competitive environmental benchmarking of food and beverage products.

  • Identification of environmental hotspots and other inefficiencies in supply chains.

  • Comparative evaluation of alternative suppliers, logistics, packaging and processing.

  • Analysis of “what-if” scenarios to evaluate the potential benefits of supply-chain modifications and optimizations.



FoodCarbonScope complies with applicable international standards (ISO 14040 series, PAS 2050, GHG Protocol) for life-cycle assessment and product carbon footprint analysis, and will comply with other major standards that are in development.


FoodCarbonScope is available to subscribers (free for academic/research use, and paid subscription for all commercial use including consulting) at Please Contact us for further information.


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