Level 2: Product change improvements
SDG 12 is represented at this level, which is about achieving responsible consumption and production. Slettvoll have conducted LCAs and calculated EPDs. LCA is a tool that maps out improvement areas for the sustainability footprint of a product, and it quantifies the material flows (MFA) from “cradle to grave”. The LCA can also be applied within Supply chain management (SCM), setting up stream requirements in the supply chain. It can lead to the company becoming more resource and energy efficient, choosing material and components that have less impact on the environment. In addition, the LCA results can be used in documenting the product footprint through EPDs, as Slettvoll have started calculating.