COMPASS

COMPASS® is a design assessment software that compares the environmental impacts of packaging.

What is COMPASS?

COMPASS (Comparative Packaging Assessment) is a cloud-based streamlined life cycle assessment (LCA) solution tailored for packaging design evaluations. COMPASS puts the power of LCA in the hands of design professionals so that key environmental performance criteria can be easily incorporated into the concept development and material selection steps.

COMPASS provides consistently modeled, industry average data sets for materials and converting processes for packaging to allow reliable apples to apples comparisons. Currently supports nine regions around the world with additional regions in the pipeline.

COMPASS  provides the latest data on the end of life fate for the package in the different regions. This end of life scenario (  % Recycled,  % Incineration and % Landfill) is pre-filled within the software, giving users quick feedback early in the design stage. These percentages can also be modified by the user to simulate different conditions.

How can COMPASS enable the design process

  • Quick what-if scenario analysis to get guidance on the best option. 
  • Side by side comparison of alternative design scenarios
  • Benchmark one package or an entire packaging portfolio
  • Generate life cycle impact and key metrics for sustainable packaging
  • Understand the end of life profile of a proposed package prior to market entry
  • Track changes against sustainability goals
  • Communicate with stakeholders, B2B reporting and corporate sustainability reports.

COMPASS calculates and provides ability to tradeoff on:

Life Cycle Metrics

CONSUMPTION METRICS

  • Fossil Fuel Use
  • Water Use
  • Mineral Use
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Human Impacts
  • Freshwater EcoToxicity
  • Eutrophication

EMISSION METRICS

  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Human Impacts
  • Aquatic Toxicity
  • Eutrophication

 Packaging Attributes

  • Recycled vs. Virgin Content
  • Source Certified Material
  • Damage Rates
  • Shelf Life
  • Cube Efficiency
  • Recyclability
  • Material Circularity Index (MCI)

Life Cycle Phases

  • Material Manufacture
  • Conversion
  • Distribution
  • End of Life

Why choose COMPASS?

COMPASS was conceived, funded and launched by the SPC in 2006 

Cross functional team from brand manufacturers, packaging suppliers, retailers and LCA professionals defined the COMPASS methodology.

See testimonials from some of the companies that use COMPASS.

Why Choose COMPASS?

COMPASS is part of a broad sustainability platform, EcoImpact, that empowers companies to operationalize their corporate sustainability goals.

The EcoImpact platform enables mainstreaming of your sustainability strategy:

  • Consider a holistic approach with product and package life cycle assessments
  • Advance sustainability tracking with SCORE
  • Model complex scenarios such as reuse
  • Mainstream sustainability and LCA into your business model

EcoImpact Platform for Sustainability

COMPASS is part of a broad sustainability platform that empowers companies to operationalize their corporate sustainability goals.

The EcoImpact Platform provides

  • A holistic approach with product and package life cycle assessments
  • Advance sustainability tracking with SCORE
  • Analyze complex scenarios such as refill, reuse and returnable (circular) packaging.
  • Mainstream sustainability by fully integrating into your work processes and IT systems.

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