The sustainability challenges our planet faces are manifold and substantial, but businesses equipped with the perspective that GaBi 5 can provide are perhaps the most potent tool for transforming our economy towards a more sustainable one.
Stuttgart, Germany/Boulder, CO (PRWEB) November 30, 2011
PE INTERNATIONAL and Five Winds Strategic Consulting has once again expanded the universe for product sustainability solutions with the release of GaBi 5, the world’s leading product sustainability software platform. As the demand for verifiably sustainable products grows rapidly around the globe, product manufacturers and their partners all along their value chain will increasingly turn to GaBi 5 to understand the environmental impacts of their products, improve their operational processes, and develop innovative new products and services that deliver competitive advantage and accelerated growth and profitability.
GaBi 5, the newest release of the market-leading GaBi software platform, models every element of a product or company process from a life-cycle perspective, equipping businesses to make better informed decisions on financial and sustainability synergies and/or tradeoffs across their value chain. GaBi 5 also provides an easily accessible and constantly refreshed content database that details the costs, energy and environmental impact of sourcing and refining every raw material or processed component of a product. GaBi 5 assists organizations in understanding the sustainability impact of their products and processes, improve the performance of their overall value chain, and drive business success through revenue growth, brand enhancement, risk mitigation and cost savings.
Michael Betz, CEO of PE INTERNATIONAL, describes the Company’s rationale behind the investment to develop this next generation product sustainability software solution, “Sustainability has migrated from the periphery of the enterprise to the board room and has become a key element of corporate strategy. Consideration of the life cycle impacts of product design and manufacture is no longer a ‘nice to have’ for companies, but is now a ‘must have’ because it confers real competitive advantage.”
GaBi 5 makes it easy for businesses to carry out Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in order to both protect and enhance their brand. It also enables them to deliver more sustainable yet price-competitive products to meet growing consumer demands for more sustainable products and services. GaBi 5 identifies opportunities to reduce costs and manage risks across their supply chains.
GaBi Databases are the largest internally consistent LCA databases on the market today and contain over 4,500 ready-to-use Life Cycle Inventory profiles. Over 20 years of life cycle expertise by PE INTERNATIONAL is captured in GaBi Databases, which always feature the most accurate Life Cycle Inventory profiles based on primary industry data. GaBi 5 also provides access to other leading LCA databases including ecoInvent, US National LCI Database, and many others.
By using GaBi 5 to enhance sustainability decision-making, businesses can create more innovative products, reduce environmental impacts, and build more sustainable brands. This drives increased consideration by consumers, enhanced market share and increased market valuation.
According to Dr. John Heckman, Managing Director of PE INTERNATIONAL and Five Winds Strategic Consulting, PE INTERNATIONAL’s North American subsidiary , “As sustainability has become increasingly important in regards to market position and competition, businesses are demanding a toolset to support decisions that require perspective on financial and sustainability performance across their value chain. In many cases, the data quality and maturity of tools on the financial side of the equation are much greater than on the sustainability side. GaBi 5 and Databases advance the cause of driving sustainability through business value by bringing balance to that equation. The sustainability challenges our planet faces are manifold and substantial, but businesses equipped with the perspective that GaBi 5 can provide are perhaps the most potent tool for transforming our economy towards a more sustainable one.”
About PE INTERNATIONAL
PE INTERNATIONAL is one of the world’s most experienced sustainability software, content and strategic consulting firms. With 20 years of experience and 20 offices around the globe, PE INTERNATIONAL allows clients to understand sustainability, improve their performance and succeed in the marketplace. Through market leading software solutions, Five Winds Strategic Consulting Services and implementation methodologies PE INTERNATIONAL has worked with some of the world's most respected firms to develop the strategies, management systems, tools and processes needed to achieve leadership in sustainability. For more information: http://www.pe-international.com
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