Sustainability and ESG: Concepts, technologies, assessments, testing and reporting

We offer you efficient solutions for managing sustainability in your company

Fraunhofer IBP offers companies in all sectors a comprehensive range of services which enable them efficiently implement sustainability based on reliable findings. Our services include:

  • Conducting and reviewing sustainability analyses in accordance with internationally recognized standards
  • Assistance in establishing and expanding expertise and efficient automation solutions for process-integrated sustainability analyses
  • Identifying and evaluating appropriate measures to reduce greenhouse gases in your company and developing and implementing suitable technologies
  • Devising concepts for the sustainable development of buildings and districts
  • Creating concepts for energy efficiency and for supplying buildings and districts with renewable energy
  • Software services for assessing the sustainability and energy efficiency of buildings

With our services, we ensure that regulatory requirements are met efficiently, for example in the context of the EU Taxonomy, Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) or Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) as well as industry and customer-specific requirements for life cycle assessment reports (e.g. Environmental Product Declarations EPD, Product Carbon Footprints PCF, Product Environmental Footprints PEF).


Our research expertise at Fraunhofer IBP

The Department of Life Cycle Engineering at Fraunhofer IBP has over 35 years of experience in applied research. It is a pioneer in the field of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and is known worldwide for its methods, software and data solutions.

The Institute's various specialist departments offer a comprehensive portfolio as well as expertise when it comes to effectively reducing greenhouse gases and other environmental impacts, for example with regard to Energy efficiency, Sustainable materials or Innovative recycling technologies. Through the S-TEC Center for Climate Neutral Production and Life Cycle Engineering, there is also close cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA as well as the option to easily integrate other institutes and specialist departments at the Fraunhofer Campus Stuttgart into joint R&D projects. 

Subject areas


Scalable systems for integrated sustainability

Whether it is product carbon footprints for the entire product portfolio or integrating sustainability in product development, purchasing or other areas of the company - we help you develop and expand skills and automation solutions.


Data Readiness Quick Checks

The collection and preparation of master data are key cost drivers for product life cycle assessments. Use our Quick Checks to find out how well you are already set up for automating LCAs with your existing data.


Measures to reduce greenhouse gases

How effective a measure will be in reality depends on a company’s individual framework conditions. We help by making a quick initial assessment of the potential to reduce greenhouse gases, giving you certainty about the direction to take on the road to climate neutrality.


Critical review of life cycle assessments according to ISO

As independent external LCA experts, our researchers can assist with critical reviews of life cycle assessments. Compliance is checked on the basis of internationally recognized standards (e.g. DIN EN ISO 14040, 14044, 14067).


Sustainable finance, ESG and the EU taxonomy

ESG and the EU taxonomy are important tools that help to promote a more sustainable and responsible economy and sustainable investments - Sustainable Finance. Our experts will be happy to assist and advise you in this area.