Business ExpandingEarthShift Global, a provider of sustainability services, establishes a Japanese subsidiary in Ibaraki Prefecture as its Asian headquarters
Jul 19, 2023
EarthShift Globalis a U.S. company that provides comprehensive services related to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), a scientific method for quantitatively evaluating the environmental impact of a product or service through its life cycle, from resource extraction and procurement to disposal and recycling. EarthShift Global’s team helps top-level executives, front-line practitioners, academic researchers, and policymakers worldwide achieve their business and strategic objectives by providing consulting services, software, and training to guide advancements in sustainability. EarthShift Global’s proven approach emphasizes engagement, adaptability and credible, measurable results, and the incorporation of performance-enhancing sustainable thinking into everyday business decisions. Founded in 2000, the company has about 20 employees and serves hundreds of universities, governments, research institutions, and companies across the globe in a wide range of industries, including chemicals, electronics, manufacturing, retail, food, and energy.
The company's SaaS platform "EarthSmart" can assess the environmental impact of a product or service throughout its life cycle, from raw materials to disposal and recycling. The environmental impact of changes to alternative materials or changes in manufacturing processes by designers and engineers can also be evaluated and integrated into the LCA design process. The company has also developed and provided “PackageSmart,” LCA software for sustainable package design, and “3Pillars,” software for evaluating sustainable return on investment (S-ROI), to help companies, researchers, and policy makers incorporate sustainable thinking based on objective indicators into their everyday business decisions.
In May 2023, the company established EarthShift Global, Asia G.K. in Ibaraki Prefecture as its Asian headquarters to expand its business in Asia including Japan.
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