2019 Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) Survey Global Summary

The aluminium industry has pioneered the application of life cycle approaches to assessing the impact of materials and production.

IAI’s life cycle data and analysis have become more comprehensive and detailed since the 90s and continue to be the most comprehensive dataset of any material.

The 2019 Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data summarises tens of thousands of data points collected from over 200 sites worldwide across the entire industrial value chain. Due to an increased number of reporters and improved data granularity – more regional datasets are now available for mining and refining.

The global Life Cycle Impact Assessment is based on collected LCI and Gabi background data and calculated by a refined industrial model in Gabi. The results show significant improvements across many impact indicator categories since 2015.