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Optimizing product, portfolio, and CO2 abatement strategies through environmental and economic transparency and digitally enabled decision making.

Consumer and regulatory demand for environmentally sustainable products is increasing and global CO2 emissions have doubled in the last ten years, but organizations sometimes struggle to make trade-off decisions between driving down CO2 emissions, reducing product costs, and addressing customer value demands.

Resource Cleansheet maps a product or service’s cost and CO2 footprint along its entire value stream and life cycle. Using advanced analytics, proprietary solutions, and benchmarks enables a decision-making process that can guide CO2 abatement strategies.

Our fully integrated solution identifies CO2 emission drivers down to the product feature level and links them with the corresponding costs. This helps to balance emissions with cost impact across the entire product portfolio.

We support short- to long-term CO2 abatement scenario planning by monitoring product-cost impact over time, including market dynamics. Our approach includes:

  • Simultaneous granular calculation of CO2 emissions and product costs based on cost engineering and life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies
  • Instant impact evaluation on product cost for all identified CO2 abatement initiatives
  • Combines cross-functional levers including engineering, purchasing, supply chain, marketing and sales, and strategic management
  • Widen positive environmental impact through taking the same approach for additional resources, for example water, waste, other greenhouse gases for a fully rounded approach to sustainability


sustainability projects in the past 3 years


cost savings enabled through should-cost analysis

Featured Insights

Design cost-effective, carbon-abated products with resource cleansheets

– Resource cleansheets assess component costs and carbon emissions at the same time—so designers and engineers can model design and production choices without compromising emissions goals.

Product sustainability: Back to the drawing board

– Up to four-fifths of a product’s lifetime emissions are determined by decisions made at the design stage. By building on proven cost-optimization techniques, companies can get those choices right.

Could climate become the weak link in your supply chain?

– Greater frequency and severity of climate hazards can create more disruptions in global supply chains—interrupting production, raising costs and prices, and hurting corporate revenues.

Climate math: What a 1.5-degree pathway would take

– Decarbonizing global business at scale is achievable, but the math is daunting.

Taking supplier collaboration to the next level

– Closer relationships between buyers and suppliers could create significant value and help supply chains become more resilient. New research sheds light on the ingredients for success.

Making cost engineering count

– Cost engineering isn’t just for car companies and chipmakers. Across sectors, complexity and cost pressures are giving companies good reason to follow a more disciplined approach to finding savings.

The ESG premium: New perspectives on value and performance

– In a new survey, executives and investment professionals largely agree that environmental, social, and governance programs create short- and long-term value—though perceptions of how have changed over the past decade.

Related capability

Parametric modeling

Powerful costing capability that calculates should-cost for thousands of products or services based on common parameters
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