PRé Consultants develops practical tools to assess and improve the environmental performance of your products or services, which are also used in our consultancy work. Our tools are based on the concept of Life Cycle thinking, also known as the cradle to grave approach or ecobalance. This concept is increasingly used in environmental management and as basis for policy making.

About PRé

For more than twenty years PRé Consultants has been at the forefront of Life Cycle thinking. We have built our reputation on best-in-class knowledge and experience in sustainability metrics and impact assessments.

We provide state-of-the-art methods, consultancy and software tools to give our customers long term solutions that benefit the bottom line. Internationally, leading businesses work with PRé Consultants to integrate sustainability into their product development procedures in order to create business growth and business value. PRé Consultants has offices in the United States and the Netherlands, plus a global partner network to support large international or multi-client projects.

Our Mission

PRé Consultants puts the metrics behind sustainability. We are dedicated to making a positive change in the world by providing businesses with the tools, knowledge and network to develop sustainable products, services and policies. PRé is the metrics solutions partner for first-movers in the industry that seek to create business value from sustainable products.

Our Values

Creating value:
We help determine the landscape in view of our customer’s (long term) business goals. We enable an integrated approach on measuring, managing and improving environmental performance within our customer’s own organization and business processes. Building in-house organizational capabilities to enable informed decision making and realize continuous improvements, creating business growth and measurable value.

Partnership based on sharing:
We believe the best solutions are the result of collaboration and shared knowledge. We have a global partner network with complementary knowledge and the ability to customize our solutions to meet our customers' precise needs.

We are known to be leading innovators in tools and methodologies. We invest heavily in R&D to further develop this position. We actively participate in and sponsor global networks and initiatives.

We believe it is our responsibility to be actively involved in initiatives dedicated to increasing transparency in data and methodology. We provide transparency to our customers in our solutions.

We are dedicated to providing our customers with best-in-class service and support.

Key achievements

  • We make many contributions to the development of new fields such as sustainability metrics, sustainable consumption, product service systems, and rebound effects.
  • We actively participate in and contribute to many global sustainability initiatives.
  • We develop and supply the world's most widely used LCA software: SimaPro.
  • We share information with others.
  • We develop the most widely recognized and applied impact assessment methods ReCiPe & Eco-Indicator 99.

Company Background

PRé Consultants was founded in 1990 by Mark Goedkoop. PRé has since been a leader in shaping and supporting Life Cycle thinking and LCA. PRé is a trusted partner for hundreds of companies, helping design and implement an integrated approach to measuring, managing and improving environmental performance for our customers. Since 2011 PRé also has an office in Washington, DC: PRé North America.

PRé develops state of the art LCA software, moving theory into practice. We have been recognized for contributing to important developments in LCA methodology and life cycle research. PRé has always been at the forefront of LCA tools and methodology developments. Our methodology and clear accounting ensure the highest level of quality and transparency in our Life Cycle analyses for our customers. PRé developed the most widely recognized and applied impact assessment methods ReCiPe & Eco-Indicator 99.

We believe it is our responsibility to actively contribute to programs that aim to increase transparency in data and methodology. That’s why PRé is a Tier 1 member of The Sustainability Consortium. We are involved in the PCR Round Table, and PRé represents The Netherlands in the ISO Carbon and Water Footprint standards. We sponsor programs such as the UNEP Lifecycle Initiative and are a founding member of Earthster.

PRé has a staff of highly qualified experts and a global partner network with complementary knowledge, which gives us the ability to customize our solutions to meet our customers' precise needs. We assist international organizations and multinationals, amongst them Fortune 500 companies.


Sustainability Performance Indicators

The challenge many companies face is to condense large amounts of environmental, economic and social information into a limited number of key indicators.

Water Footprint

A product or corporate water footprint is the first step towards identifying the processes and activities which significantly influence your company’s water consumption.


e-DEA Enabling Ecodesign Software

Everybody can design with environmental awareness, e-DEA is a web based software integrated seamlessly with SimaPro.

Triangle Tool

How do you decide whether option A is preferable to option B?


Training on GRI Sustainability Reporting

Learn how to create your sustainability report according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework.

SimaPro - Life Cycle SoftwareTraining

PRé Consultants and its global partner network organize regular trainings worldwide, combining theory with the practical use of SimaPro, the world’s leading life cycle software.

Company details

Business Type:
Software vendor

Industry Type:
Environmental - Environmental Management

Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Year Founded:


1,000,000 - 10,000,000 €

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