More than 3'000 organisations worldwide, ranging from multinational corporations to leading universities, trust in ecoinvent. Find below a selection of organisations using ecoinvent for their LCA work.


Education and Research




  • ABB
  • Alstom
  • General Electric
  • Honeywell
  • Robert Bosch
  • Samsung
  • Siemens

Chemicals and Pharma

  • BASF
  • Bayer
  • Braskem
  • Dow
  • DuPont
  • GalaxoSmithKline
  • Novartis


  • BMW
  • Daimler
  • Renault
  • Tata Motors
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen


  • Airbus
  • Boeing
  • Bombardier
  • Rolls-Royce


  • ArcelorMittal
  • Baosteel
  • ThyssenKrupp


  • ExxonMobil
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Total

Food and Beverage

  • Danone
  • Heineken
  • Mars Incorporated
  • Mondelez
  • Nestlé
  • PepsiCo
  • The Coca-Cola Company


  • Amazon
  • H&M
  • Ikea
  • Lego
  • Levi's
  • Metro

Consumer Packaged Goods

  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • L'Oréal
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Unilever

IT and Electronics

  • Apple
  • HP
  • Huawei
  • Microsoft
  • Philips

Professional Services

  • Accenture
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

Construction Sector

  • Geberit
  • HeidelbergCement
  • LafargeHolcim
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Schindler

“In addition to a plurality of user-friendly functions, e.g. units handling, uncertainty analysis, waste scenarios, the unique selling point of SimaPro compared to other LCA software tools is its handling of parameters. Combined with ecoinvent, parameter modeling enables screening and full LCAs with high credibility. Look forward to see how SimaPro and ecoinvent can help answering tomorrow’s LCA questions."


Dr. Anders S.G. Andrae, Senior Expert of LCA,

Huawei Technologies



"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


"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



VAUDE - mountain sports equipment 

VAUDE pursues a comprehensive sustainability strategy, which runs like a "green thread" through all segments of the company. The company's annual climate balance report is based on ecoinvent data. 


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"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

Filtral - Fashion Eyewear

Fitral, a leading provider of stylish sunglasses and reading glasses, has assessed the carbon footprint of its glasses using ecoinvent data. 


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Education and Research


  • Mines ParisTech in Paris, France
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
  • Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich & Lausanne
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • University of Cambridge, England
  • University of Oxford, England
  • University of Stuttgart, Germany

North America

  • Berkeley University of California, United States
  • Harvard University, United States
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  • Polytechnic University of Montreal, Canada
  • Stanford University, United States
  • Yale University, United States


  • Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  • National University of Singapore
  • The Energy and Resources Institute, India
  • University of Tokyo, Japan

South America

  • Federal University of Technology - Paraná, Brazil
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
  • University of Los Andes, Colombia
  • University of São Paulo, Brazil


  • University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • University of Johannesburg, South Africa


  • Massey University, New Zealand
  • University of New South Wales, Australia

"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 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."


Pascal Lesage, Researcher, Project Leader - Life Cycle Inventory Database,



"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,

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (former SP)


"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 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil


"We also recommend the use of ecoinvent to our students in our LCA and SimaPro training courses. We have trained students from all of South Africa's major universities, and the fact that the ecoinvent licence is free to academics in non-OECD countries is highly valued. We recommend and use ecoinvent ourselves in our work primarily because of the unit process structure of the datasets. This not only allows a high degree of transparency in the data, but also a flexibility in adapting the datasets to our South African context, which we find unrivalled by any other database."


Philippa Notten, Director,

The Green House