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Decision framework for chemical process design

Human toxicity Physical hazards Ecotoxicity Product quantity and quality Industrial requirements Non-renewable resources (inc. energy)

Specific product: Chemical sector

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Eco-Costs / Value Ratio (EVR)

Human toxicity Climate change Particulate matter Smog Acidification Ecotoxicity Eutrophication Material efficiency, see also circularity Water quantity Land use Product quantity and quality Non-renewable resources (inc. energy)

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Ecoscale

Human toxicity Physical hazards Ecotoxicity Product quantity and quality Industrial requirements R&D in sustainable innovation

Specific product: Organic preparations

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Fair trade standard for small producer organizations

Job requirements and qualifications Autonomy Human toxicity Climate change Physical hazards Biohazard (un)employment Ecotoxicity Eutrophication Physical habitat quality (inc. biodiversity) Water quantity Water quality (pollution) Land use Soil quality and erosion Labour in lifecycle Social equity Non-renewable resources (inc. energy) Distribution of employment & capital Problem shifting/ethics Labour rights

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GBEP sustainability indicators

Job requirements and qualifications Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Climate change (un)employment Ecotoxicity Physical habitat quality (inc. biodiversity) Water quantity Water quality (pollution) Land use Soil quality and erosion Product quantity and quality Industrial requirements Social equity Supply security / critical raw materials Distribution of employment & capital Labour rights

Specific product: Bio-energy

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Greenscreen for safer chemicals

Human toxicity Physical hazards Ecotoxicity

Specific product: Chemical sector

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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Human toxicity Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Climate change Particulate matter Smog Ionizing radiation Acidification Ecotoxicity Eutrophication Ozone depletion Material efficiency, see also circularity Physical habitat quality (inc. biodiversity) Water quantity Land use Non-renewable resources (inc. energy) Supply security / critical raw materials

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Life Cycle Costing (LCC)

Material efficiency, see also circularity Product quantity and quality Industrial requirements Labour in lifecycle Monitoring, compliance & enforcement

Specific analysis: Financial value

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Material Flow Analysis

Material efficiency, see also circularity Non-renewable resources (inc. energy) Supply security / critical raw materials Smart Use and design Extending the lifespan Usefull application of materials

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Material Input Per unit Service (MIPS)

Material efficiency, see also circularity Water quantity Non-renewable resources (inc. energy)

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Social Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA)

Job requirements and qualifications Autonomy Human toxicity Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Particulate matter Smog Ionizing radiation Physical hazards (un)employment Labour in lifecycle Social equity R&D in sustainable innovation Distribution of employment & capital Labour rights

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Sustainability Assessment of Technologies (SAT)

Climate change Industrial requirements R&D in sustainable innovation

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Sustainability metrics; LCA and Green Design

Human toxicity Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Climate change Smog Acidification Ecotoxicity Eutrophication Ozone depletion Material efficiency, see also circularity Product quantity and quality Non-renewable resources (inc. energy) Smart Use and design Usefull application of materials

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CO2-prestatieladder

Climate change

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CSR risk checker

Autonomy Human toxicity Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Climate change Particulate matter Smog Ecotoxicity Physical habitat quality (inc. biodiversity) Water quantity Land use Soil quality and erosion Industrial requirements Labour in lifecycle Social equity Distribution of employment & capital Labour rights

Specific analysis: CSR

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Emergy analysis

Land use Soil quality and erosion Non-renewable resources (inc. energy)

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Exergy analysis

Non-renewable resources (inc. energy) R&D in sustainable innovation

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Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Job requirements and qualifications Autonomy Human toxicity Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Climate change Particulate matter Smog Ionizing radiation (un)employment Acidification Ecotoxicity Eutrophication Ozone depletion Physical habitat quality (inc. biodiversity) Water quantity Water quality (pollution) Land use Product quantity and quality Industrial requirements Labour in lifecycle Social equity Monitoring, compliance & enforcement Supply security / critical raw materials R&D in sustainable innovation Distribution of employment & capital Problem shifting/ethics Usefull application of materials Labour rights

Specific analysis: Sustainability reporting

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Makersite

Human toxicity Climate change Smog Ecotoxicity Ozone depletion Material efficiency, see also circularity Water quantity Non-renewable resources (inc. energy)

Specific product: Chemical sector

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Organisational Environmental Footprint (OEF)

Human toxicity Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Climate change Particulate matter Smog Ionizing radiation Acidification Ecotoxicity Eutrophication Ozone depletion Water quantity Land use Non-renewable resources (inc. energy)

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*PBT Profiler

Human toxicity Ecotoxicity

Specific product: Chemical sector

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Principles & criteria for sustainable biofuel production

Job requirements and qualifications Autonomy Human toxicity Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Particulate matter Smog Physical hazards Biohazard (un)employment Ecotoxicity Physical habitat quality (inc. biodiversity) Water quantity Water quality (pollution) Land use Soil quality and erosion Industrial requirements Labour in lifecycle Social equity Monitoring, compliance & enforcement Supply security / critical raw materials Distribution of employment & capital Problem shifting/ethics Labour rights

Specific product: Biomass

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ProScale

Human toxicity Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Ecotoxicity

Specific product: Chemical sector

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Smart SPP LCC-CO2-tool

Climate change Material efficiency, see also circularity

Specific analysis: Procurement

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*Sustainable Development Goals Compass

Market presence Autonomy Human toxicity Climate change Particulate matter Ecotoxicity Eutrophication Ozone depletion Material efficiency, see also circularity Physical habitat quality (inc. biodiversity) Water quantity Land use Product quantity and quality Social equity Non-renewable resources (inc. energy) Monitoring, compliance & enforcement Labour rights

Specific analysis: Toolkit for methods and indicators

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UN Global Compact

Job requirements and qualifications Autonomy Human toxicity Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Climate change (un)employment Physical habitat quality (inc. biodiversity) Water quantity Water quality (pollution) Land use Labour in lifecycle Social equity Non-renewable resources (inc. energy)

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Ecolabel

Human toxicity Climate change Physical hazards Ecotoxicity Material efficiency, see also circularity Physical habitat quality (inc. biodiversity) Water quantity Water quality (pollution)

Specific product: Personal Care; Cleaning; Clothing and textiles; Paints and Varnishes; Electronic Equipment; Coverings; Furniture; Gardening; Household Appliances/Items; Lubricants; Paper Products; Holiday accommodation

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Ecological footprint

Climate change Land use

Specific product: Individuals or countries

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E-factor

Material efficiency, see also circularity Non-renewable resources (inc. energy) Smart Use and design

Specific analysis: Waste ratio

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Prosuite

Autonomy Human toxicity Climate change Smog Ionizing radiation Acidification Ecotoxicity Eutrophication Water quantity Water quality (pollution) Land use Product quantity and quality Labour in lifecycle Social equity Non-renewable resources (inc. energy) Distribution of employment & capital Labour rights

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REACH Chemcal Safety Report

Human toxicity Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Ecotoxicity

Specific product: Chemical sector

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PRP circulair e-procurement

Human toxicity Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Climate change Material efficiency, see also circularity Non-renewable resources (inc. energy) Smart Use and design Extending the lifespan

Specific analysis: Procurement

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TEEBstad

Climate change Particulate matter Physical habitat quality (inc. biodiversity) Land use Non-renewable resources (inc. energy)

Specific product: Water and land ecosystems

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DuboCalc

Climate change Ozone depletion

Specific product: Construction works

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Atlas of Natural Capital

Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Climate change Particulate matter Physical hazards Ecotoxicity Physical habitat quality (inc. biodiversity) Water quantity Water quality (pollution) Land use Soil quality and erosion Non-renewable resources (inc. energy)

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CCalC Carbon calculation tools

Human toxicity Climate change Smog Acidification Eutrophication Ozone depletion Water quantity Land use Product quantity and quality Non-renewable resources (inc. energy)

Specific product: Industrial activities

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Bioref-integ

Human toxicity Climate change Water quantity Product quantity and quality Industrial requirements Non-renewable resources (inc. energy) Monitoring, compliance & enforcement Supply security / critical raw materials R&D in sustainable innovation

Specific product: Biomass

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Cramer criteria

Autonomy Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Climate change (un)employment Ecotoxicity Physical habitat quality (inc. biodiversity) Water quantity Water quality (pollution) Land use Soil quality and erosion Labour in lifecycle Social equity Supply security / critical raw materials Distribution of employment & capital Problem shifting/ethics Labour rights

Specific product: Biomass

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Guide on sustainable chemicals

Autonomy Human toxicity Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Climate change Physical hazards Ecotoxicity Ozone depletion Material efficiency, see also circularity Water quantity Water quality (pollution) Social equity Non-renewable resources (inc. energy) Monitoring, compliance & enforcement Supply security / critical raw materials Labour rights

Specific product: Chemical sector

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Life cycle metrics for chemical products

Human toxicity Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Climate change Particulate matter Smog Ecotoxicity Eutrophication Ozone depletion Physical habitat quality (inc. biodiversity) Water quantity Land use Non-renewable resources (inc. energy)

Specific product: Chemical sector

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Natural Capital Toolkit

Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Climate change (un)employment Ecotoxicity Physical habitat quality (inc. biodiversity) Water quantity Water quality (pollution) Land use Social equity Non-renewable resources (inc. energy) Labour rights

Specific analysis: Toolkit

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OECD Substitution and Alternatives Assessment Toolbox

Human toxicity Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Ionizing radiation Physical hazards Acidification Ecotoxicity Eutrophication Ozone depletion

Specific analysis: Toolkit

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Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)

Human toxicity Climate change Particulate matter Smog Ionizing radiation Acidification Ecotoxicity Eutrophication Ozone depletion Water quantity Soil quality and erosion Non-renewable resources (inc. energy)

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The Higg index

Autonomy Human toxicity Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Climate change (un)employment Ecotoxicity Physical habitat quality (inc. biodiversity) Water quantity Water quality (pollution) Land use Soil quality and erosion Social equity Non-renewable resources (inc. energy) Distribution of employment & capital Problem shifting/ethics Labour rights

Specific product: apparel, footwear and home textile industries

Specific analysis: Toolkit

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Circular Transition Indicators

Material efficiency, see also circularity Water quantity Non-renewable resources (inc. energy) Smart Use and design Extending the lifespan Usefull application of materials

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CLEERtool

Climate change Non-renewable resources (inc. energy)

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Cradle to cradle

Job requirements and qualifications Human toxicity Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Climate change Biohazard (un)employment Ecotoxicity Ozone depletion Material efficiency, see also circularity Physical habitat quality (inc. biodiversity) Water quantity Land use Non-renewable resources (inc. energy) Supply security / critical raw materials Problem shifting/ethics Smart Use and design Extending the lifespan Usefull application of materials Labour rights

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Safe and Sustainable Material Loops

Human toxicity Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Climate change Particulate matter Smog Ionizing radiation Biohazard Acidification Ecotoxicity Eutrophication Ozone depletion Material efficiency, see also circularity Water quantity Land use Non-renewable resources (inc. energy) Supply security / critical raw materials Smart Use and design Extending the lifespan Usefull application of materials

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Ecodesign

Monitoring, compliance & enforcement R&D in sustainable innovation

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Ecodesign directive

Human toxicity Climate change Particulate matter Acidification Eutrophication Water quantity R&D in sustainable innovation

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Gogla

Autonomy Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Climate change Physical hazards (un)employment Social equity Distribution of employment & capital

Specific product: Off-Grid Solar Energy

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KIDV Recyclecheck

Material efficiency, see also circularity Usefull application of materials

Specific product: Plastics

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Life Cycle Screening of Emerging Technologies (LiSET)

Human toxicity Climate change Smog Ionizing radiation Physical hazards Ecotoxicity Material efficiency, see also circularity Water quantity Water quality (pollution) Land use Labour in lifecycle Non-renewable resources (inc. energy) Distribution of employment & capital Usefull application of materials

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Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA)

Job requirements and qualifications Autonomy Human toxicity Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Climate change Smog Physical hazards Acidification Ecotoxicity Eutrophication Ozone depletion Physical habitat quality (inc. biodiversity) Water quantity Land use Product quantity and quality Industrial requirements Labour in lifecycle Social equity Non-renewable resources (inc. energy) Labour rights

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NEN-EN 16751 biobased products sustainability criteria

Human toxicity Climate change Particulate matter Smog Material efficiency, see also circularity Physical habitat quality (inc. biodiversity) Water quantity Water quality (pollution) Land use Soil quality and erosion Product quantity and quality Non-renewable resources (inc. energy) Distribution of employment & capital Usefull application of materials Labour rights

Specific product: Biobased products (no food, feed and energy)

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Pharos Chemical & Material Library / MaterialWise

Human toxicity Climate change Physical hazards Ecotoxicity Ozone depletion

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Plastics Scorecard

Human toxicity Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Ecotoxicity

Specific product: Plastics

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Sustainable Footprint Standard

Human toxicity Climate change Particulate matter Smog Ionizing radiation Physical hazards Acidification Ecotoxicity Eutrophication Ozone depletion Water quantity Soil quality and erosion Non-renewable resources (inc. energy)

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UseTox

Human toxicity Human toxicity indirect (emissions) Ecotoxicity

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Material Circularity Indicator

Human toxicity Climate change Ecotoxicity Water quantity Product quantity and quality Non-renewable resources (inc. energy) Supply security / critical raw materials Smart Use and design

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