Life Cycle Assessment of our products

Nexans strives to develop products that both meet customers’ needs and have a minimum impact on the environment over their entire lifecycle.

The Group’s R&D teams rely on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to determine the best solutions. Using this method, the environmental impact of a product can be measured, from extracting the raw materials that compose the product to its end-of-life disposal, and including the processes of production, distribution and use. To help engineers in their design work, the EIME software (Environmental Information and Management Explorer) compares the impact of each option.

  • Nexans is working successfully to lighten cables for planes, ships and cars.
  • The Group is developing solutions that limit the amount of heat generated by equipment, which helps prevent energy loss.
  • The company is conducting in-depth research to guarantee that Nexans’ cables are resistant in tough environments: deep water, high pressure, extreme temperatures, corrosion, fire endurance, intense mechanical stress, etc.
  • Selecting less polluting materials for cable jackets and connectors, and identifying these materials makes it easier to process end-of-life cables.

Cable life cycle assessment

Life cycle of a cable

PEPecopassport ®

Nexans is a founding member of the association PEPecopassport ® (created in June 2010) alongside Schneider Electric, Legrand and other industrial groups. Its mission is to provide sound information on environmental impacts of electrical products, electronics and HVAC. All environmental product profiles published by members of PEPecopassport ® comply with ISO 14025 and ISO 14040s. For more information, visit www.pep-ecopassport.org

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