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Sustainable business is a continuous practice of carrying out an organization’s necessary activities in coherence to the conditions that define sustainability. S3 Lab has been established by a team of scientists to provide guidance on how to increase organizations’ sustainability performances considering scientific principles and international standards. Our approach is unique in that it is composed of methods and techniques, grounded in sustainability science, operations research, systems theory, econometrics, and statistical learning theory to increase robustness. We provide scientific means to develop sustainability policies or strategies, increase, and monitor the effectiveness of their policies and strategies.

Data-driven Sustainability Analytics

Sustainability analytics fuelled with data is one of the most powerful means that help businesses achieve this aim. Data-driven sustainability analysis provides the insights needed to learn from the past, implement in the present, and design the future.

  • Indicator-based Eco-efficiency Assessment for Sustainability Benchmarking
  • Assess Economic & Environmental Performance
  • Measure & Monitor Progress towards Corporate Sustainability Objectives

Sustainable Operations & Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Science is more certain than ever that production and consumption activities have substantially contributed to climate change. UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 12.6 “encourages companies to adopt sustainable practices and integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle.” Integrating sustainability into businesses not only helps companies reduce their operational and material costs, but it also helps them contribute to mitigating the adverse climatic effects.

  • Scope-based Organizational Energy, Carbon, & Water Footprint Analyses, and Reporting
  • Sustainability Assessment for Government Investments (e.g. transportation, energy, water infrastructure)
  • Identification of Science-Based Targets (SBTs) & corporate KPIs for sustainability performance improvement and climate change action.

Circular Economy & Waste Management

The potential impacts of climate change under the increasing resource constraints urge governments and organizations to move toward the circular economy. A shift to a circular economy has already started, and waste management is one of the key factors in operationalizing this crucial concept. We can help companies understand where on the scale of linear to circular they stand and then help them to seize important environmental and economic opportunities.

  • Assessment of Corporate Circular Economy Potential
  • Strategy Development for Increased Resource Efficiency
  • Quantitative Analysis for Corporate Waste Management

Sustainable Supply Chain Management

A company’s supply chain encompasses all the activities associated with the flow of goods and information from raw material extraction through customers. Hence, increased sustainability of supply chains becomes a key differentiator over business competitors. Systems thinking in sustainable supply chain is crucial given the fact that the sustainability impacts are unevenly dispersed in the first, second, third, or even higher tiers of a supply chain.

  • Tier-based Supply Chain Hot Spot Analysis & Visualization
  • ISO 14040 & Consequential Life Cycle Analyses
  • Supply Chain Environmental Performance Optimization & Sustainable Decision-Making
  • Development of Decarbonization Roadmap

Sustainable Technology Transitions: Strategic Planning

Strategic planning and scenario planning is important to assume several future scenarios to recommend how manufacturers/operators/companies should react and adjust to possible changes of the present situation and thrive with the upcoming changes. 

  • Economic Impact Analysis
    • Technology adaptation has a huge economic impact on a national and personal level. Our team conducts economic impact analysis and modeling development for ongoing or upcoming infrastructure projects projects. 
  • Potential Policy identification and Development
    • Proper planning and policy identification needed for market that is capable of integrating the actions of all users connected to it and successfully distributing secure, economic, and sustainable service.
  • Social Equity Impacts Analysis
    • Technology adoption is widespread, but the government needs to ensure equal distribution of the facilities among all groups of people. Our experts conduct social impact analysis or equity studies for facility distribution or planning.
  • Environmental Impact Analysis
    • We use innovative technology and design solutions to make the complex problem of reducing emissions into an achievable decarbonization strategy.

Examples of sustainable technology transition services:

  • Electric Vehicles Business Model Development 

Our team helps your organization develop a framework of strategies and initiatives to start your electric vehicle business by generating organizational plans, financial plans, and marketing plans by studying the foundations of the company, its owners, its capabilities, the market in which it operates, how it generates revenues and its financial projections. We also assist you in successfully executing the business plan to launch your new business entity.

  • Go-to-Market Strategy for Electric Vehicles
    • Analyzing the total cost per vehicle (deployment, purchase, and operating cost), operational performance, adoption curves, technology readiness, and timing of deployment.
    • Analyzing the total cost per vehicle (deployment, purchase, and operating cost), operational performance, adoption curves, technology readiness, and timing of deployment.
    • Analyzing the total cost per vehicle (deployment, purchase, and operating cost), operational performance, adoption curves, technology readiness, and timing of deployment.


  • Socio-Economic & Environmental Analysis of Connected Automated Trucks 

Freight vehicles equipped with a certain level of automation defined by the U.S. FHWA are expected to considerably reduce the operational costs of freight. Also, the potential environmental costs are yet to be explored and better understood. At S3 Lab, we offer decision-making tools to make well-informed business decisions using sustainability indicators by identifying various possible alternatives considering factors such as the cost, benefits, and the chance of success or failure.

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis of Procuring Automated Truck Fleet
    • Based on the operational characteristics of the fleet owner, the most economically feasible automated truck options will be provided with a detailed cost-benefit analysis. 
  • Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA)
    • Evaluate environmental, social, and economic negative impacts and benefits in decision-making processes towards a more sustainable fleet while considering automation specific and drive cycle specific sustainability assessment.