shaping and implementing

metrics for sustainability

The International Reference Center for Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services (CIRAIG) is a research group and center of expertise on sustainability and life cycle thinking. Through leading-edge research, expert services on sustainability, and education, the CIRAIG aims to shape and implement metrics focused on life cycle thinking.

The CIRAIG brings together the expertise of two universities in Montreal, Canada, Polytechnique Montreal and UQÀM, as well as HES-SO in Sion, Switzerland.

Sustainability research

building on life cycle thinking


With an annual budget of over 1M$, the International Life Cycle Chair brings together ten industrial partners: ArcelorMittal, Hydro-Québec, LVMH, Michelin, Nestlé, Optel Group, Solvay, TotalEnergies, Umicore and Richemont.

life cycle assessment

our expertise

Expert services

supporting your sustainability initiatives

Our team of analysts are available to offer specialized services in


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