Summary of the IDEA

Development of the IDEA

IDEA Features and Benefits

IDEA is being developed to ensure comprehensiveness, representativeness, completeness and transparency. In particular, in terms of comprehensiveness, economic activities in almost all businesses in Japan are covered, and all data are compiled using a classification code system based on the Japan Standard Industrial Classification and the Commodity Classification for Census of Manufactures. In addition, since the data is based on statistics, it is the data of the average manufacturing method and service in Japan, ensuring the representativeness.

More than 170 basic flows, including GHG, acidification, ozone layer depletion, water resources, and land use, cover major impact areas, and provide strong support for LCA with a resolution of more than 4,200 datasets.

Number of data sets in IDEA (compared to Ecoinvent)