The purpose of the ACYVIA project is to create a database enabling further improvement of food-industry LCA’s. The project furnishes the basis for individual industrial enterprises to design foods characterised by lower environmental impacts (eco-design). The database refers to France, and also serves to representatively determine the emissions of various foods on the national level (environmental product declaration).
Environmental product declarations are meant to support consumers in their purchasing decisions and promote a more environmentally friendly production process. Uniform methods are essential for creating environmental declarations. Agroscope tests these methods and makes recommendations.