The innovative software system "myEcoCost" enables to gather and communicate resource and environmental data for products and services in global value chains. The system has been developed in the consortium of the European research project myEcoCost and forms a basis of a new, highly automated environmental accounting system für companies and consumers. The prototype of the system, linked to financial accounting of companies, was developed and tested in close collaboration with large and small companies.
This brochure gives a brief introduction to the vision linked to myEcoCost: a network formed by collaborative environmental accounting nodes collecting environmental data at each step in a product's value chains. It shows why better life cycle data are needed and how myEcoCost addresses and solves this problem. Furthermore, it presents options for a future upscaling of highly automated environmenal accounting for prodcuts and services.
J. v. Geibler, N. Riera, L. Echternacht, S. Björling, T. Domen, E. Dupont, R. Hermenier,
A. Jenkins, A. Kimmel, S. Kresse, F. Kühndel, C. Liedtke, R. Mostyn, W. Peng, E. Pescio,
Z. Ren, S. Schaller, J. Smith, G. Stevens, D. Su, M. Werner, K. Wiesen, Y. Wu:
MyEcoCost - Forming the Nucleus of a Novel Environmental Accounting System
Vision, Prototype and Way Forward
Wuppertal 2015, ISBN 978-3-929944-97-6
(Wuppertal Spezial no. 50)