Products LCA

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an analytical and systematic methodology that evaluates the environmental footprint of a product or service, along its entire life cycle. The calculation ranges in fact from the phases of extraction of the raw materials constituting the product, to its production, its distribution, use and its final disposal, returning the environmental impact values associated with its life cycle. Cosmosol project has as its mission to develop a model of the life cycle of product in order to qualify the potential environmental impact of its products.

In 2020 Cosmosol has started the studies “from cradle to grave” for one of the Shower Gel we produce. This study allows the certification of the Carbon Footprint of the product according to ISO 14067:2018 and PCR 2015:07 Cosmetics (soap, perfume and toilet preparations) version 2.0 (valid until 27.10.2024). This project is therefore the first step to make the company independent in the management of LCA studies and the results that follow in order to support Strategic Environmental Management to support business competitiveness and reduce the environmental impact of aerosol products.

The main goal is to provide transparency about the product’s global warming potential (IPCC GWP 100a) and to compare the impact change if using traditional aerosol vs BOV and aerosols with compressed gas as propellant.

Data shows Nitrogen is a more sustainable alternative, since it shows lower Global Warming Potential

With this approach Cosmosol seeks to achieve a balance between the three dimensions of sustainability:

  • Economy: eg. potential cost savings for customers through the use of our products with compressed and concentrated products;
  • Environment: eg. guarantee compliance with standards, develop environmentally friendly solutions using natural, low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) or cold workable raw materials;
  • Society: eg. improve safety in production, use or end of life, the perception of the solutions by the interested parties by replacing the traditional propellant (LPG and DME) with air or nitrogen.

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