This calculator is based on life cycle analysis, a y that assesses the potential environmental impacts of a product or an activity throughout its life cycle. The main life cycle phases of pork production are animal feeding (grain production), livestock operation, manure management and slaughter.
The calculator was developed in collaboration with Quantis, a firm specializing in environmental impact assessment whose expertise is recognized worldwide. The calculator is based on an adaptation of the carbon footprint drawn up by the FPPQ in 2010 as well as the water footprint conducted by Quantis in 2012.
For each of the four main phases of pork production’s life cycle, the environmental impacts are assessed according to two indicators: carbon footprint and water footprint.
Click on the icon for a definition of the indicator.