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Food Industry: Carbonostics Responds To Sustainability Obstacles
Date:10/20/2009

    An increasing number of food companies are taking steps to improve
    sustainability practices thanks to simplified life-cycle management tool
    Carbonostics.

NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, France, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ - Carbonostics responds to the growing need for tangible sustainability measurement for products by offering a user-friendly and cost-effective application complete with a comprehensive carbon emissions database.

Designed specifically for the food industry, Carbonostics is an innovative, simplified life-cycle management (SLCM) tool that helps companies balance the financial (cost), environmental (carbon), and social (nutrition) impacts of any food product or menu.

Overcoming life-cycle assessment challenges

Until now, two of the major obstacles in implementing full life-cycle analyses have been complexity and cost. Carbonostics users (mainly supply chain, R&D, sustainability, or environmental, health and safety managers) agree that Carbonostics has simplified their data gathering and made environmental impact measurement affordable and accessible. Users have the option to gather and input their own data and/or pull best-match data from the Carbonostics database.

"Carbonostics provided us an affordable starting point - a stepping stone - to begin life-cycle assessments of our product lines," a user and food industry executive testifies. "The tool itself is easy-to-use and the information we get out of Carbonostics helps us make management decisions about resource allocation in our efforts to be more sustainable."

An additional challenge for food companies is the risk of deteriorating nutritional quality of its food and beverages for the sake of reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) and overall environmental impact. Carbonostics is the only tool on the market providing more than 700 carbon emission data points exclusively for food ingredients shown side-by-side with nutrition
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