Sustainable growth is a priority for Comelit in terms of company strategy, as environmental issues now rank amongst its concerns. Comelit has recently decided to develop an LCA research programme (ERPA model). This programme involves dividing the product life cycle into phases and assigning a total environmental impact percentage to each phase. This initiative has allowed the company to work out the current environmental impact of its products and identify the causes so that it can make the necessary improvements, now and in the future.
Extraction and processing of the necessary materials. Pre-production has an impact of 25%.
Product processing. Production has an impact of 25%.
Packaging and transportation. Distribution has an impact of 14%.
Use of the products by the final consumer. Use has an impact of 18%.
Disposal has an impact of 18%.