See what our users have to say about their experience with ecoinvent.

Atlantic Consulting

"The ‚Gold Standard' for LCA data – that's ecoinvent. Authoritative, comprehensive, detailed and very fairly priced, there really isn't anything else that comes close. As a user I've been impressed by its breadth, as an editor I've been struck by its thoroughness. Also as a data-supplier, I've found the staff helpful and easy-to-work-with. No doubts: if you want to do LCA, make sure you do ecoinvent."


Eric Johnson 

Managing Director, Atlantic Consulting

About Atlantic Consulting


Carbon footprints, life cycle assessments are economic analysis in the chemical and energy industries are the focus Atlantic Consulting work. We are an independent research and analysis firm, based in Zurich. Our aim is to help companies and governments make and explain greener choices.


Eric Johnson is also Editor Emeritus of Environmental Impact Assessment Review, an editor of ecoinvent, a nominated assessor for the IPCC; a member of the ISO Committee on biofuel sustainability, a former director of Green Cross, and a technical advisor to the Blacksmith Institute.


"The ecoinvent database plays a central role at the CIRAIG. It is our principal source of LCI data for the LCA studies we carry out. Just as importantly, ecoinvent is often used as a laboratory to investigate LCA methodological advancements. The reason ecoinvent is often the best choice in both our LCA practice and our research is that it supplies disaggregated and linked LCI data. In our experience, the ecoinvent Center have always been quite helpful, responding to inquiries and providing insights to research results.

The introduction of new features of ecoinvent 3, such as regionalisation, alternative system models and parameterization, are directly in line with the methodological development carried out at the CIRAIG, and hence consolidated its important position in our research. Though some effort was required to adapt to the version 3 database in actual LCA studies, the CIRAIG analysts now have a firm grasp of the database structure, and use it in their day-to-day LCA work. We await impatiently for LCA software to be able to fully adapt to the new structure, knowing that when they do so, analysts will be able to harness the full strength of ecoinvent v3. We are confident that, when this happens, the field of LCA will have taken in a huge, positive step."


Pascal Lesage

Researcher, Project Leader - Life Cycle Inventory Database, CIRAIG



The CIRAIG is a Centre of expertise in life cycle issues based at Polytechnique Montréal. Established since 2001, the CIRAIG is internationally recognized for its solid scientific research work and its ten years of applied experience. The CIRAIG supports the industry, governments, organizations and consumers in their path towards a true sustainable development supported by life cycle thinking.


„myclimate appreciates the ecoinvent database as a consistent and transparent source to perform tailor-made customer calculations and analyses. We have been using ecoinvent for many years in our consulting work for climate protection at Swiss, European or global level – which corresponds perfectly with the dataset structure of ecoinvent."


Martin Lehmann

Project Leader Carbon Management Services, myclimate

About myclimate


myclimate is partner for effective climate protection – both locally and globally. The Swiss foundation wants to shape the future together with its partners through consultation, education and carbon offset projects. myclimate pursues this as a science-based and business-orientated non-profit organisation.


To make informed decisions, our teams require accurate data which can reflect improvement. Nestlé works with external LCI database providers such as ecoinvent to ensure transparency in the assessments and to develop databases which benefit not only Nestlé but the LCA community at large.


Namy Espinoza-Orias

Food Life Cycle Assessment Specialist
Sustainability & Novel Packaging Group

About Nestlé


Nestlé, founded in 1866, is the world's leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company. Nestlé employs over 335,000 people, with factories and operations in almost every country of the world. Today, we continue to aim to enhance lives with science-based nutrition and health solutions for all stages of life, helping people care for themselves and their families.

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden

SP uses ecoinvent data in almost all LCA related projects, and we consider ecoinvent as a reliable source of data mostly because of its unrivalled transparency that the unit processes provide and because of its completeness.


Christoffer Krewer

Project leader and LCA expert at SP Sveriges

About SP


SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden collaborates with its national and international customers and partners to create value, delivering high-quality input in all parts of the innovation chain, and thus playing an important role in shaping the sustainable society. SP's activities within systems analysis involves LCA, LCC, scenario studies, status reviews and analyses of the use of energy and resources in e.g. energy-efficient building design, food, renewable energy and future fuels, smart grids and sustainable waste and recycling/re-use systems.

Federal University of Technology - Paraná

"We have been using ecoinvent since the first version, because it is possible to understand what is behind each data and to adapt whenever needed. Now with ecoinvent v3 this becomes even more promising, as adapted datasets can be reviewed and joined to the core database."


Cássia Maria Lie Ugaya, UTFPR



The Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR) is spread around the State of Paraná with 13 campuses. The UTFPR offers several courses (engineering, technological, Master and Doctorate) and is engaged in research (hundreds of groups) and providing community relationship with the business and community sector. Nowadays, UTFPR is strongly working towards the internationalisation.