SOURCE: PE INTERNATIONAL

PE INTERNATIONAL

October 08, 2014 08:30 ET

PE INTERNATIONAL Helps Companies Make Sustainability a Priority from Field to Fork With New Food and Feed Database

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and STUTTGART, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2014) - Close to one quarter of all the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions are generated by food production. To lower these numbers and empower companies to improve their sustainability and support their business, PE INTERNATIONAL announced its Food and Feed life cycle inventory database today at the LCA Food Conference in San Francisco. The expansive database provides companies with information from 'field to fork' on crops, animals, food manufacturing products and by-products and major commodities raised, harvested and productized across the globe.

The analytics garnered from the Food and Feed database help manufacturers and retailers drive improvements throughout the supply chain. It helps companies reduce their carbon footprint and lower energy demand and production costs. Organizations can use the frequently updated data to target lower GHG emissions from food production on a national level and in the EU, the database can be used for PEF (Product Environmental Footprint) pilot projects.

"Increasingly, customers and consumers want to know the impact of food," said Pete Girard, PE INTERNATIONAL's product manager for GaBi software. "The answers lie in good data and the quality and reliability of GaBi data provides a powerful tool to the food and agriculture industry to help cut costs, mitigate risks in the supply chain and increase brand value."

About GaBi
GaBi is the market leading tool for the environmental sustainability analysis of any manufactured product. It offers the most comprehensive set of information 'out of the box' for companies looking to evaluate the environmental impact of their products. It combines detailed modelling with portfolio-level automation and easy-to-use web based platforms. The solution addresses the complex requirements of sustainability managers to assess raw materials and manufacturing processes and helps focus improvements such as water and energy usage and reduction of carbon emissions in product manufacturing.

About PE INTERNATIONAL
PE INTERNATIONAL is the leading global provider of integrated solutions for enterprise sustainability with proven software, sustainability databases and unparalleled consulting expertise. With more than 20 years of experience and 20 offices around the globe, PE INTERNATIONAL works with 2,500 clients including companies such as Bayer, Hewlett-Packard, Interface, Kraft Foods, Siemens, Unilever and Volkswagen. For more information: www.pe-international.com

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