Your organisation may have already commissioned or completed Life Cycle Assessments,
Carbon/Water Footprints and/or Environmental Product Declarations. These studies may only be communicated externally after they have been subjected to a critical review performed by an
independent third party. Verification* also provides the following advantages:
I can offer:
A critical review can either be provided directly through Schulz Sustainability Consulting or via DEKRA. In either case I provide a detailed review report including a verification statement, which can be used for external marketing and communication initiatives. Where the review is carried out via DEKRA, a verification statement with the DEKRA logo will be issued.
In case of comparative LCAs, a review panel consisting of at least three interested parties will have to be installed according to prevailing standards. I support with recruiting experienced experts, management and execution of the review panel.
The critical review process can be carried out in one of two ways:
In my experience the concurrent review provides advantages due to the verifier being involved early on in the process and during critical LCA project decision-making. Lengthy corrections at the end of the project can thus be avoided. A detailed discussion of these two options can be found here.
*Often the terms "critical review" and "verification" are used synonymously. I follow this convention although I refer to the differences as outlined here.