Content of the page

The Life Cycle Assessment

Here at COS, we’re constantly seeking innovative solutions to create our collections with less of an impact on the planet.

One of our solutions is using a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Through this tried-and-tested method, we’re able to analyse our production processes to make informed changes and measure our journey towards our sustainability ambitions.

A Life Cycle Assessment measures the potential environmental impact of a product by tracing its journey, from the raw materials to the finished piece at the end of the production process. The results are calculated using the latest technology and verified by an independent panel of LCA experts.

As we change our methods, we can compare the impact of our collections using LCA data with how we have made them previously. Right now, we’re taking a season-by-season approach. This means our design and buying team can use the data to adjust how our collections are made.

Sharing the environmental impact of our collections is just another step in our sustainability ambitions – find out more about our progress so far here here.


So far, we have applied Life Cycle Assessments in two cornerstones of our collection: denim and T-shirts. We have chosen these as they are timeless staples and can be measured more effectively over a longer period of time. Find out how much energy, water and CO2 emissions we’ve used this season.

Discover Sustainability at COS