Ready for change with sustainability consulting

Every business model is dependent on the earth and its resources. This is one of the reasons why companies are required to shape their economic activities in a way that is compatible with the environment and society. As a consulting firm for sustainability, we accompany you in your transformation to a sustainable or even climate-neutral company. We support you strategically – with holistic advice for climate protection and corporate sustainability.


Our portfolio as your sustainability consultant

EurA AG's sustainability consulting is scalable according to your requirements. We analyse your processes and solutions, measure their sustainability and optimise them – for more profitability and greener products!


Carbon footprint analyses

A carbon footprint analysis determines the emissions caused directly and indirectly by a person, an organisation or a product. In this way, it makes the effects on the climate transparent, comparable and thus also optimisable. For a Product (PCF) or Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF) we take into account all directly and indirectly caused emissions according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) Scope 1, 2 and 3 as well as according to the standards DIN EN ISO 14064-1 and 14067.

Why a carbon footprint is worthwhile for you:
  • Increasing demand for CO2-neutral products
  • More transparency for stakeholders such as customers, employees or applicants
  • Growing additional costs due to the CO2 tax
  • Revealing energy/material savings potential as a financial opportunity

Life cycle assessments (LCA)

A life cycle assessment (LCA) is complex, covers much more than CO2 emissions and has high benefits. It quantifies the environmental impact throughout the entire life cycle of a product, process, or service, using a variety of impact indicators. To determine the ecological footprint life cycle assessment follows the standard guidelines mentioned in DIN EN ISO 14040 and 14044.

We use appropriate databases and software tools for our calculation and visualisation. This gives you a holistic picture, allows you to reduce ecological drivers in a targeted manner and at the same time avoids problem shifts along the life cycle.

Sustainability reporting according to CSRD

There are many good reasons for sustainability reporting. Moreover, the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) is gradually obliging more and more companies in the EU to prepare a sustainability report. Under the CSRD, uniform and binding EU standards for sustainability reporting will be introduced.

Companies that are obliged to report non-financially must also provide information on environmentally sustainable sales revenues, investments (CAPEX) and operating expenses (OPEX) according to the EU's Taxonomy Regulation.

We will be happy to advise you on which obligations you must fulfil and support you in reporting according to European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) and the EU Taxonomy Regulation.

Critical reviews of life cycle assessments

A critical review of your LCA study by an independent third party increases the credibility of the information and strengthens your trustworthiness as a company. In a "critical review", we check whether your life cycle assessment is correct, complete and comprehensible. The review is carried out in accordance with standards DIN EN ISO 14040 and 14044.

Hot spot analyses: getting results quickly

For an initial sustainability assessment, a hot-spot analysis can be used also during the early development phases of a project. This makes it possible to quickly identify critical sustainability challenges. It represents a simplified life cycle assessment. We recommend the hot spot analysis in particular to clients who want to quickly obtain starting points for sustainability measures and recommendations for action or who want to have a potential check carried out as part of the application for a funding measure.

Life cycle costing (LCC)

Life cycle costing is an established method for determining the total costs incurred throughout the life cycle of a product or service (from cradle to grave).

More recent approaches combine the two methods LCA (life cycle assessment) and LCC to examine the sustainability and at the same time the economic efficiency of products. They are also helpful for investment decisions and the development of new business models. We are happy to carry out such analyses for you. Ideally, product design follows the principle of the circular economy (from cradle to cradle).

Environmental product declarations (EPDs)

Environmental product declarations (EPDs) identify the impact of products on the environment. They are widely used in the construction industry and facilitate the sustainability assessment of building materials and buildings. Although EPDs are not mandatory, they have become accepted as internationally recognised proof and are required, for example, in tenders – meanwhile also beyond the construction industry. We prepare them according to DIN EN ISO 14040/14044, 14025 and 15804 and accompany you through the verification process by an independent body.

Potential analyses for funding applications

Many national and European programmes fund innovation projects that are particularly climate-friendly and contribute to the energy transition. Therefore, national and international funding guidelines (e.g. for the EU Innovation Fund programme) increasingly require qualified and quantified forecasts on the greenhouse gas reduction potential and other environmentally relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of your project proposals.

We help you choose the appropriate sustainability KPIs and conduct a potential analysis so that you can submit your funding application.

Transformation concepts for climate neutrality

A transformation concept is a longer-term sustainability strategy with which you as a company or municipality pursue the goal of becoming climate neutral. It includes the preparation and verification of a carbon footprint, the formulation of climate targets and the planning of measures to achieve the targets.

In many cases, energy consulting topics are included, such as the switch to renewable energies or an energy-related optimisation of facilities and processes. In some cases, transformation concepts are funded as investment projects, for example by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK). We are happy to support you on your way to climate neutrality!

Trainings and workshops

When setting up a corporate sustainability management system, it is essential to train your employees internally and to involve them in the process.

As a training partner of the German Sustainability Code (Deutscher Nachhaltigkeits­kodex, DNK), we sensitise your employees to the topic of sustainability in workshops and lectures. In addition, we conduct workshops on climate protection and carbon footprint – also in cooperation with associations and organisations.



What others say about us

EurA has provided us with excellent support in creating transparency regarding the environmental impact of our products. As the first supplier in our market segment, we can now present the results in the form of EPDs.

Dr. Mike Kleinert, Head of Product & Process Development

SE Tylose GmbH & Co. KG



In the field of life cycle assessment, EurA can refer to special experience. These are used, for example, in the highly charged topic of "lithium-ion batt series". An important contribution to the "green future". 

Dr Martin Krebs,

Manager Innovative Projects/Patents

Varta Microbattery GmbH



It is accurate to say that Dr Ott's lecture was the highlight of the series of events.

Professor Mathias Seitz

University of Applied Sciences Merseburg



Dr. Ott gave a lecture on the subject of "Life cycle assessments and their application in sustainability management" in the "Finance, Accounting and Taxation" Master's course at the Georg-August University in Göttingen. She managed to combine theory and practice in an excellent way and made it tangible how important sustainability management is in order to achieve ecological as well as economic and social goals. I look forward to working with Dr. Ott in the future!

Professor Dr. Stefan Dierkes

Georg-August University Göttingen








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Partners from industry and research

Selected references

Life cycle assessment of energy storage systems

The ECO2LIB project – coordinated by VARTA Microbattery – follows on from the Sintbat project and is primarily concerned with the development of ecologically and economically optimised manufacturing and recycling processes for lithium-ion batteries. EurA is responsible for the project management as well as the sustainability assessment.
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Sustainability assessment of new inspection services

The ZDZW project develops digital non-destructive inspection services (zero destruction) to reduce waste in manufacturing processes as completely as possible (zero waste). Participants include Siemens and DIN (German institute for standardisation). EurA is responsible for the holistic sustainability assessment.


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LCA of plant-based
protein products

The Smart Protein project is about protein foods – plant-based, cost-effective, nutrient-rich and resource-saving. More than 30 partners, including research institutions, universities, companies and NGOs are involved. EurA is responsible for the development of business models and sustainability assessment.

To the Smart Protein blog article.

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What counts as a sustainable company

The ESG assessment

Environmental Social Governance (ESG) comprises three dimensions that can be used to assess the sustainable actions of companies. ESG roughly means environmentally and socially responsible corporate governance. The term has been used in finance for a long time to manage sustainable investments and extends that of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), i.e. the responsibility of companies towards society. This is because stakeholders – whether customers, investors, suppliers or employees – increasingly expect companies to recognise, disclose and improve the environmental and social consequences of their business model. And national and international legislators are also pushing the issue massively. Therefore, turn obligations into opportunities and strengthen the radiance of your company with your sustainability management!

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The EU taxonomy

More investments for green growth

In order to accelerate the energy transition and achieve our climate goals, the European Commission has launched several ESG regulations. One of them is the EU Taxonomy (see blog article). With this, a classification system was created to be able to provide transparent and comparable information on sustainable economic activities with regard to investment assets, portfolios and business areas. The regulation serves in particular to steer capital flows in the direction of sustainable investments. This regulation also contributes to the achievement of European environmental goals as well as the implementation of the European Green Deal. The EU taxonomy provides more transparency, better comparability and promotes sustainable business. Together with the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), it forms the basis for a standardised sustainability reporting, which we would be happy to carry out for you. Ask us about it.

Sustainability report according to CSRD

Mandatory for SMEs as well

Sustainability reporting is to become the standard for companies in the EU. The SFDR (Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation) already obliges financial market participants to be transparent in matters of sustainability. Following this example, the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) is gradually obliging more and more companies to prepare an ESG report. Eventually, as many companies as possible are to report on their sustainability commitment.


Not only large companies but also capital market-oriented SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are obligated by the CSRD except for micro-enterprises. In Germany, it will come into force in 2024 and will be rolled out gradually, i.e. the circle of companies subject to reporting requirements will be successively expanded by the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive. Sooner or later, almost all companies in this country will have to provide information in their annual financial statements on how they address social and environmental challenges. The CSRD has thus considerably extended reporting obligations. (Incidentally, the CSRD will also apply to non-European companies operating in the EU from 2028).

Would you like to know whether the reporting obligation on sustainability applies to your company? We will be happy to advise you on your reporting obligations and also take care of the sustainability report for you. We are your experts on the topic of sustainability!

Our customers and projects


Interesting blog articles also on the topic of sustainability can be found on our blog.

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10 good reasons for environmental product declarations (EPDs)

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EU Innovation Fund: Calculation of greenhouse gas savings

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News on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

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LCA and recycling trends in the battery sector - Conference in Lille

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Artificial intelligence for a more sustainable steel production

The integration of AI into the steel industry is an important step towards sustainability. The European project AID4GREENEST aims to develop new...

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