NEW CARBONOSTICS CASE STUDY
Busting Myths & Uncovering Value in PLCA: A case study of the Hénaff line of country style pork paté
Carbonostics is the world’s leading carbon accounting, product lifecycle assessment and carbon footprinting application built for the food industry.
Carbonostics teamed up with France’s leading pork product manufacturer, Jean Hénaff, for this unique pLCA case study that unveiled supply chain and product innovation options using Carbonostics’ triple bottom line metrics (cost + carbon + nutrition).
The Carbonostics results busted some myths and assumptions that Hénaff had about where its carbon hotspots were embedded in their manufacturing process of their line of country-style patés, featuring recipe, packaging and processing variants.
Learn more about Jean Hénaff’s major sources of carbon emissions and how Hénaff will use the results of the Carbonostics analysis to innovate. The Carbonostics results provided Hénaff with fact-based metrics with which it can further build its sustainability strategy moving forward.
“The study using the Carbonostics tool […] allowed us to assess in detail the impact that the recipe, the packaging, and the other stages of the lifecycle had on the carbon footprint of our patés. We were able to identify the fact that the type of meat, in terms of agricultural method and parts used, has a strong impact. The combined analysis of carbon and nutrition gave us some good leads on ways to reduce our products’ impacts while maintaining or improving their nutritional profile,” Loïc Hénaff, Managing Director at Jean Hénaff, says of the conclusions.
The Carbonostics science team had the privilege of working with one of France’s best known pork pâté producers, Hénaff, along with one of France’s premier engineering schools, Ecole Centrale de Paris, on this unique case study. We thank the teams at each organization for their commitment to sustainable food production.
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Papers & Research
The Carbonostics science team, led by Dr. Ricardo Teixeira, is often invited to participate in scientific and academic events in the sustainability, lifecycle and agricultural arenas.
Here are some abstracts of our latest research.