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Industry Sustainability Software and Consulting
Founded Stuttgart, Germany (1991)
Headquarters Stuttgart, Germany
Key people
Michael Betz, VP
Services Life cycle assessment
Enterprise carbon accounting
Carbon footprint
Design for the Environment
Environmental product declaration
Product Sustainability
Corporate sustainability
Number of employees
300 (Jan 2015)

Thinkstep, stylised as thinkstep, is a sustainability software and consulting company based in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany. It is a working group in the field of Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Engineering. Originally a spin-off of the University of Stuttgart,[1] Thinkstep is a global organization with worldwide subsidiaries, as well as a network of sales partners across the globe.[2] The former name of the company was PE International (PE stands originally for Peter Eyerer, its founder).

Service lines

Thinkstep has several consultancy service lines,:[3][dead link]

Product sustainability

  • Design for Environment (DfE) & Ecodesign
  • Sustainability Data on demand & Databases
  • EuP Directice & Ecodesign
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Resource & Energy Efficiency

Corporate sustainability

  • CSR & Sustainability Strategy
  • Energy Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Sustainability Reporting

Carbon footprint

  • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
  • Carbon Management
  • Corporate Carbon Footprint
  • Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects
  • Product Carbon Footprint
  • Carbon Calculator

Water footprint

  • Water Footprint

Green IT

  • Green IT

Green building

  • Environmental Product Declaration /EPD)
  • Certification of Buildings
  • Building LCA

Sustainable supply chain

  • Sustainable Supply Chain

Sustainability software

Thinkstep supplies software with training and support.

For Life Cycle Assessment - thinkstep GaBi software (GaBi is a word shortening for "Ganzheitliche Bilanz," which means Holistic Balance in German.)

  • GaBi: For industry, consulting, and research facilities doing commercial LCA work (price includes full service); no limitation in duration of using the tool.
  • GaBi academy: For non commercial usage e.g. thesis, seminar paper, dissertation (price includes full service); no limitation in duration of using the tool.
  • GaBi edu: For teaching at colleges/universities (price includes service); no limitation in duration of using the tool.
  • GaBi student (free of cost): Free version for students (limited license for 1 year) for non commercial usage.
  • GaBi temporary: GaBi software for a limited period, price on request depending on database and utilization period required
  • GaBi test license (free of cost): Free version (time limited license for up to 3 months) for testing purposes only.

For corporate sustainability management and reporting - thinkstep SoFi software:

  • SoFi for Environmental Management and Occupational Safety
  • SoFi for Sustainability Management and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • SoFi for Corporate Carbon Footprint
  • SoFi for Carbon Management

International presence

Beside the headquarters in Germany, Thinkstep, at present, operates subsidiaries in Japan, North America, Australia & New Zealand, Austria, China, India, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Denmark, South Africa, Switzerland and Turkey.


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