World Food LCA Database

Providing reliable and up-to-date data for more accurate food and beverages life cycle assessments (LCA), decisions and communication


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Bringing expertise and data from the food industry

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Advisory board

Providing strategic, development and communication advice
for the WFLDB project

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Bringing together experts from all stakeholders of the food chain to develop a comprehensive and up-to-date inventory of food LCA data

Information from farm to the manufacturing and end-of-life

Geographical data to reach regionalised datasets


Comprehensive and international inventory database for accurate and precise food life cycle assessments

Latest news

The Methodological Guidelines and list of datasets of the World Food LCA Database are available!

The founders and partners of the World Food LCA Database are please to announce the completion of Phase One of the project that has delivered 900 LCI datasets.
To download the full list of datasets, click here.

To learn more about the completion of Phase One and the launch of Phase Two, please read the press release.

To download the guidelines latest version (v3.0), (PDF file attached).

These guidelines support the development of the database and details the methodological approach on multiple issues such as emission models at the farm, land use change, water use, application of pesticides, data collection procedures and data quality assessment.

For more information, contact us at wfldb@quantis-intl.com.

  • Reliable, transparent and up-to-date database for environmental assessments including more than 900 datasets and sub-datasets for plant, animal and final food products

  • Compliant with ecoinvent's quality guidelines

  • Compatible and coherent with existing software and databases e.g SimaPro, Gabi, Quantis SUITE 2.0

  • In line and complementary with existing initiatives (PEF, The Sustainability Consortium, LEAP, etc.)

  • Be the first to use reliable, transparent and coherent data enabling you to do your LCAs with less work

  • Improve your external communication by engaging in a concrete manner in sustainability issues

  • Collaborate with the largest companies in the food sector, public authorities and other stakeholders in the food value chain


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Project timeline

WF LCA DB project timeline