Gore has always applied the principles of sound science and we therefore use only the best scientific understanding available to guide us in our actions.
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Gore uses the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as an ecological evaluation tool. LCA is the most sophisticated standard method of assessing the total environmental influences of a finished product from manufacturing raw materials to its final disposal (“from cradle to grave”).
LCA results show that the single most effective means of reducing the environmental impact of functional outerwear is to maximize product durability and lifetime. Durability is therefore one of the cornerstones of our environmental commitment.