QUANTIFYING IMPACT

Carbon emissions lifecycle assessments

To understand the true carbon footprint of a product means looking at the entire lifecycle, from raw materials, to manufacturing, to use, and ultimately disposal. The process of quantifying this impact is known as a lifecycle assessment (LCA). In 2019 we conducted our first comprehensive product lifecycle assessments aligned with the ISO 14067:2018 standard. Beginning in 2019, we have been working on LCA's on products as diverse as drill bits, gas turbines, and subsea trees. By understanding how emissions occur throughout the life of a product, we are able to identify carbon reduction opportunities in the sourcing, material choice, manufacturing processes, design, and disposal of our products.