Sphera is the leading provider of Integrated Risk Management software, data and consulting services with a focus on Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S), Operational Risk Management and Product Stewardship.
Sphera is an acknowledged global leader in integrated product and enterprise sustainability performance with leading software solutions, the world’s largest Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) databases and over 25 years of consulting expertise. 2,500 businesses worldwide—including 40% of the Fortune 500—plus academic institutions, governments, and associations trust Sphera to guide and help them in optimizing sustainability throughout their organizations and supply chains.
Sphera has a large sustainability team of over 200 experts, mainly environmental engineers and PhDs including some of the internationally most respected sustainability practitioners and sector domain experts. Our GaBi Life- Cycle Assessment (LCA) software is the leading LCA software used in the chemical industry and our GaBi LCA database is a renown resource of high quality for chemical companies and beyond which is also reflected by the fact that the European Commission chose Sphera as the major supplier of data for its Product Environmental Footprint database. Sphera is a regular LCA consultant to chemical industry associations such as CEFIC groups and PlasticsEurope for e.g. Eco-profile projects on base and intermediate chemicals. Sphera has been consulting both producers (petro-chemical companies) as well as users (e.g. packaging companies, building & construction, automotive/transport) of both fossil- and bio-based products using LCA.

Role in the project

Sphera will perform, following a holistic approach considering people, planet and profit, the Life-Cycle Impact Assessment (LCA or LCIA), the Life-Cycle Costing analysis (LCC), assess the circularity of the products using the Material Circularity Indicator (MCI) and assess the social impacts related to the construction of the bio-refinery as well as the bio-based products and industrial applications. Sphera will lead WP7 “Socio-economic & sustainability of the value chains” and will be responsible for disseminating LCA and social impact assessment results in various ways, such as in reports, journal articles and data delivery to existing LCA databases.