The Life Cycle Analysis is a technique used to evaluate environmental impacts throughout the life cycle of a product, from obtaining the raw material up until the product reaches the final consumer.
At Calidad Pascual, we focus the life cycle analysis on product families (milk and milkshakes, yoghurt, soy and water).
A global view of the impact of our activity.
Identification of the stages producing the greatest impact and taking more effective actions to reduce it.
Carbon footprint: Greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, CH4, N2O).
Emissions into the air, acidification: Emissions of substances such as SO2, NOX, NH3 into the air.
Emissions into water, eutrophication: Emissions of substances such as phosphates and nitrates into water.
Energy: Nonrenewable energy consumption.
Water use: Water use (including water pertaining to electricity consumption).
Waste: Waste produced throughout the entire life cycle, including the end of life of a product.
High percentage of recycling of production and packaging waste reduces impacts associated with waste management.
Modern, efficient vehicles in the product transport fleet. Impact associated with distribution (carbon footprint, acidification and energy consumption) is minor.
Soybeans not grown on deforested land.
Use of manure as organic fertilizer in milk and yoghurt production. Lower carbon footprint, acidification and eutrophication by substituting mineral fertilizers.
High digestibility of livestock feed. It reduces emissions of enteric fermentation and, therefore, the carbon footprint.