Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)
- Enabling Sustainable Success

thinkstep - Enabling Sustainable Success

thinkstep is a leading provider of software, data and consulting services for product and corporate sustainability and has been involved in the PEF initiative right from the start. 

See more about thinkstep's involvement with PEF under References

thinkstep is also provider of the GaBi database, the only database worldwide which is in conformance with ILCD data format and therefore best positioned to conform with PEF requirements.

GaBi software provides the eILCD interface (extended ILCD format) in order to exchange dataset and entire PEF models to be easily exported and exchanged with other practitioners and other software systems. eILCD format data from other systems can also be imported into GaBi.

Current GaBi Software and Databases can be used to fulfil main requirements specified for the PEF pilot phase. They can be used by companies to officially pilot the PEF methodology.

GaBi Software creates results following the most recent characterisation factors, normalisation values and weighting schemes for all 16 PEF indicators (impact categories).

All GaBi datasets are already in ILCD format. PEF will formally rely on ILCD format data in the future.


thinkstep GaBi is the world's leading Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) software with an unparalleled collection of Life Cycle Inventors (LCI) databases. It is used for LCA, carbon and water footprinting, Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and eco-design.

For more information on our product sustainability software GaBi, see 


The thinkstep advantage

Sustainability Performance is now firmly on the agenda of all large and progressive companies.
With over 20 years of expertise, thinkstep is the global leader in sustainability performance solutions. thinkstep offers a blend of sustainability software and consulting solutions for large and mid-market organizations across all industries.

As the only player with an end-to-end value proposition that addresses the specific product and corporate sustainability challenges in each industry sector, we can provide you with the expertise,
life cycle database content, software solutions  and experience to succeed sustainably.

For more information on thinkstep, see

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