BIO Intelligence Service

/BIO Intelligence Service
BIO Intelligence Service 2017-11-15T14:56:24+00:00

Participant contact
Augustin Chanoine

BIO Intelligence Service (BIO) was established in 1989 and is one of Europe’s leading experts in the field of environmental management. Since 26 June 2013, BIO is a member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and functions as a centre of excellence and innovation in the field of sustainability within the broader Deloitte network. BIO develops recommendations for clients in the private and public sectors to help in finding answers to the environmental challenges they face. BIO is involved in a wide range of projects developing, analysing and implementing environmental policies and programmes at the EU and Member State levels. BIO also has strong scientific and technical expertise in the field of ecodesign of products, lifecycle assessment, and resource efficiency. BIO’s identity is unique and is based on four key factors i.e., a culture of scientific research, attention paid to quality, a culture of innovation, and the strong multi-disciplinarity of its consultants.

BIO has in-house and external LCA softwares (e.g. Simapro), various LCA databases (e.g. EcoInvent), and economic databases through the Deloitte network.

Main tasks and responsibilities within TRIBE

BIO’s role will be to carry out an environmental, economic and social impact assessment of the project covering the number and type of users required to properly measure the project’s impact, obtaining independent conclusions and establishing its scalability and replication potential. To ensure independence of this task, BIO will not take part in the project solution development itself.

Relevant network and experience in National and European projects

BIO has significant experience in EU projects involving a wide variety of stakeholders, including consumers and end-users. The consultation of stakeholders through interviews, questionnaires and web tools and the analysis and extrapolation of data and results at a broad level are therefore key know-how of BIO. Furthermore, BIO has a strong expertise in carrying out impact assessments (especially for the European Commission), covering the three pillars of sustainable development: environmental, economic and social aspects.