Sustainable Footprint® for products, projects & buildings

Sustainable Footprint® for products, projects & buildings

As an extension of the GSES® system, the NDI has developed a three-stage generic product certification which measures products, projects, buildings & resources from all different sectors. With the Sustainable Footprint method the NDI offers a global solution for the generic measurement of products, projects, buildings & resources. The Sustainable Footprint measures on 3 pillars: Circular, Environmental & Health as described below;

Circular Footprint®

The NDI & SGS Search developed the Circular Footprint suitable for products, projects & buildings. In order to properly measure all products from all different sectors on circularity, we have developed a generic method that can be used worldwide. The method can also be used for projects from September 2018. End users of products and raw materials can see exactly how circular their end product is by using a QR code or NFC tag. the CPF® index and why. The QR code linked directly to the international linked database in which all information about the product such as the production process, the used raw materials and elements, circular bussines model, waste processing method etc can be viewed. The CPF is generic, workable, scalable, and based on existing standards as Cradle to Cradle and EMF.

Environmental Footprint®

The NDI created the LCA certification; the Environmental Footprint for products, projects and buildings. The EPF® certification is based on the ISO 14040 and the PEF. In order to properly measure all products from all different sectors on an environmentally friendly production process, we need a generic method that can be used worldwide. End users of products such as companies but also consumers can see exactly how environmentally-friendly or polluting their product is produced using a QR code or NFC tag.

Health Footprint®

The NDI & Royal Haskoning DHV are developing the Health Product Footprint. The HPF® certification will be launched in 2019. In order to properly measure all products from all different sectors on health risks, we need a generic method that can be used worldwide. End users of products such as companies and consumers can see exactly how healthy or harmful their purchase is based on a QR code or NFC tag.

GSES Sustainable Footprint® Trademark

If the product reaches the minimum qualification of the Sustainable Footprint standard, you can use the Sustainable Footprint label of the GSES System on branding, packaging and in media exposure.