Quantis is the privileged provider of sustainability services to hundreds of organizations around the world. Here are some business case studies highlighting key take-aways from these projects.



Cargo Sous Terrain

Environmental impacts of underground tunnels and driverless electric vehicles

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LCA for awareness and good environmental practices of washable diapers 

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Nord Package

LCA serving the activity of a sector on an international competition market

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Kraft Foods

First-of-its-kind project provides details of company's effects on climate, land & water

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Water Footprint Indicators: The process of selection & development

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Rio 2016

Rio 2016 environmental calculator – a sustainable legacy worth to transmit

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Cotton Inc

Water and Toxicity Footprints of Cotton Products

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Farmer Brothers Co.

Sustainability Measurement and Reporting

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WBCSD Cement Sustainability Initiative

Online EPD tool for concrete and cement

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Nord package

Paper industry life cycle assessment (in French)

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Annecy 2018

Environmental approach of Annecy 2018 - Olympic Candidate

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Bayer CropScience

Comparative life cycle assessment of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets

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Dairy Farmers of Canada

The water footprint of Canadian milk

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Environmental assessment of Eden Springs' European water cooler portfolio

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Etat du Valais

Environmental footprint of apricots production in Valais (Switzerland)

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Comparative LCA: hand dryers vs paper towels.

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Fédération Nationale des Distilleries Coopératives Vinicoles

The UNDV and FNDCV mandated Quantis to analyze and compare the potential environmental impacts of 3 recovery systems of grape marc (pomace).

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FONA International

Corporate carbon footprint for strategic planning

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Lausanne International Horse Show

The Lausanne International Horse Show and Quantis team up to ensure that all environmental impacts of the event are identified and controlled.

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National Trust for Historic Preservation

Quantifying the value of building reuse

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Nestlé BabyNes

Nestlé commisssioned Quantis for the environmental assessment of its new infant milk system BabyNes

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Nestlé Waters

Communicating LCA effectively.

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Nestlé Nespresso

Nespresso commissioned Quantis for the environmental assessment of its capsules.

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LCA calculators for decision making.

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Oregon DEQ

LCA to inform policy making.

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Pernod Ricard's Water Footprint

Water footprint of Pernod Ricard worldwide, to support their water sustainability strategy.

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Quebec Pork Producers Federation

The Quebec Pork Producers Federation (Fédération des producteurs de porcs du Québec - FPPQ) commissioned Quantis do evaluate the water footprint of swine production.

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SIG Cheneviers

Quantis compares two waste transport solutions for SIG.

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Life Cycle Assessment of Device Packaging Re-design

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Steelcase Answer Open Workstation Life Cycle Assessment

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Water and carbon footprint and preliminary risk assessment of ST company

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Communication of LCA results in a user-friendly way

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Swiss National Park

Swiss National Park 100th anniversary : an environmental strategy

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Environmental impact of steel railroad material

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Union Nationale des Distilleries Vinicoles

Comparative life cycle assessment of alternative grape pomace recovery processes.

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World Gymnaestrada 2011

The environmental impact of Gymnaestrada

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Institutional projects


ASCENT will provide a robust proof-of-concept of three related high temperature processes; each will lead to a step-change in efficiency of carbon removal in three types of pre-combustion capture, producing the hydrogen needed for highly efficient low-carbon power production. The project brings together five small and medium enterprises preparing to launch these concepts with the support of leading research institutes, universities and industrial partners.

Within the ASCENT project, Quantis will lead the research on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to assess the life cycle impacts of the investigated novel CO2 capture technologies and facilitate the large scale implementation of these technologies in the future. Quantis will focus its research effort on designing an analytical framework for the main processes, collecting inventory data (including manufacturing, use stage and disposal) and characterizing the life cycle Impacts associated with the technologies and value chains.

Visit the dedicated website: http://www.ascentproject.eu


DEMCAMER proposes an answer to the paradigm met by the European Chemical Industry:

increase the production rate while keeping the same products quality and reducing both production costs and environmental impacts. Through the implementation of a novel process intensification approach consisting on the combination of reaction and separation in a "Catalytic Membrane Reactor" single unit.

Within the DEMCAMER project, Quantis leads the research on adapting LCA to assess the life cycle Impacts of the new Catalytic Membrane Reactors compared to conventional technology.

Visit the dedicated website: http://www.demcamer.org/


DEMEAU promotes the uptake of knowledge, prototypes and practices from previous EU research enabling the water cycle sector to face emerging pollutants and thus secure water and waste water services and public health. The project explores four groups of promising technologies: Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR), hybrid ceramic membrane filtration, hybrid advanced oxidation processes, and bioassays.

Quantis works on enhancing the impact assessment of micro-pollutants and other emerging contaminants with toxic and ecotoxic effects, based on the USEtox™ model. Synergies with the LC-IMPACT and TOX-TRAIN projects are used to develop characterization factors (CFs) for micro-pollutants and integrate them into the LCA methodology. Quantis also collaborates to the definition of guidelines for LCA of water technologies.

Visit the dedicated website: http://demeau-fp7.eu/


The e-SAVE project aims to contribute to an energy-efficient supply chain by providing the system, services, collaboration platform and management tools that will help companies monitor, manage and share energy use and carbon footprint data in order to support operational as well as strategic decision making and supply chain design decisions. The project specifically focuses on the consumer goods sector.

Quantis is to design and develop environmental assessment tools in order to evaluate the firms’ environmental performance as well as to deliver a dynamic environmental profile for products and processes.

Visit the dedicated website: http://www.e-save.eu/


EuroBioRef is an integrated, sustainable and diversified biorefinery involving all biomass value chain stakeholders and addressing at the same time the production of value-added bio-products (chemical building blocks, materials), and bioenergy (biofuels, power and heat) from biomass.

Quantis develops new tools and methodologies to assess the environmental performances of biorefineries. Quantis provides an environmental evaluation of various value chains around the concept based on the LCA methodology.

Visit the dedicated website: http://www.eurobioref.org/


LC-IMPACT aims at developing and apply life cycle impact assessment methods, characterisation and normalisation factors in a coherent and scientifically sound way.

Within LC-IMPACT, Quantis focuses on direct human exposure to pesticides, and spatial and temporal specifications of toxicants on the global scale. Quantis also contributes to the global assessment of acidification, photochemical ozone and particulate matter formation.

Visit the dedicated website: http://www.lc-impact.eu/


The NanoValid project develops methods to overcome the current limitations of existing hazard and risk assessment schemes and to generate the body of reference data needed as the basis for regulative requirements and for measures to safeguard production, application and the disposal of nanomaterials.

Within NanoValid, Quantis leads the research on adapting LCA to assess nanoparticle risks and impacts. Quantis also tests and demonstrates the LCA model through various case studies along the project.

Visit the dedicated website: http://www.nanovalid.eu/


The REforCELL project aims at developing a high efficient heat and power cogeneration system based on the "micro Combined Heat and Power" (m-CHP) technology. The main advantage is that m-CHP systems are able to recover and use the heat that in centralized systems is often lost.

Within the REforCELL project, Quantis leads the research on adapting LCA to assess the life cycle impacts of the novel m-CHP compared to conventional technology.

Visit the dedicated website: http://reforcell.eu/


The RENESENG project aims to prepare a new generation of highly-qualified researchers in Biorefinery and bio based Chemical Systems Engineering Sciences in Europe. The programme is expected to bear high impact in the design of newly establishing industrial complexes in biorefinering and more generally in eco-industries. RENESENG brings together interdisciplinary academic and industrial teams of high-quality expertise, embracing disciplines in agricultural sciences, chemistry and chemical engineering, biology and biotechnology, computer science, process engineering, logistics and business economics, as well as social sciences with an emphasis on life cycle analysis skills.

Visit the dedicated website: http://reneseng.com/


TOX-TRAIN aims at creating a user-friendly tool-box to assess toxicological impacts related to the life-cycle of technologies. The partners of TOX-TRAIN, experts of both commercial and academic organizations are to transform the latest scientific developments into a usable and efficient product for researchers and industries.

Within TOX-TRAIN, Quantis is in charge of creating a web access to USEtox, documentation and user guidelines, and organizing training sessions.

Visit the dedicated website: http://toxtrain.eu/

Governmental projects


The SuizAgua initiative is a public-private partnership between the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency (SDC) and private companies operating in Colombia, Chile and Peru. The projects aim at measuring the water footprint of partner companies, reduce it and promote actions to improve water management at the local level. The objective includes as well knowledge transfer and awareness-raising around the issue of freshwater scarcity and pollution. Quantis plays the role of scientific advisor in the projects.

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Visit the dedicated website: http://www.suizaguacolombia.net/


The WFLDB is a multi-stakeholder, collaborative project lead by Quantis that provides reliable and up-to-date data for more accurate food and beverage life cycle assessments (LCA) and communications while delivering decision support for businesses.

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Quantis is committed to data transparency and accuracy. This is why we’ve build the Quantis Water Database to enable organizations to measure and manage the water footprint of their operations, identify hot spots, communicate and report with confidence.

Discover Quantis Water Database