The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter – for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way. He lives and labors and hopes.
Leading Producer of Innovative Products
In PRC Institute we are committed to the development and production of new, high-tech products in various fields. We strive to push the boundaries in order to be the first in the world in a particular area. We think that science should be pushed to the forefront because we believe that a better future is proportional to the development of the science.
“We believe that our future lies in the coexistence on the basis of new living beings and environment friendly scientific achievements.”
Our projects and products are unique in the world. Not only have to prepared new products that are useful and necessary for all of us, but we also dealt with science in general. Together with the industrial solution we try to move the very essence of novelties in the social and philosophical terms, as it is the only way to find an appropriate solution for the environment.
Protecting our Earth Raw Materials
The employees of PRC Institute are fully committed to ensuring high standards of environment management throughout our organisation and we believe that the goals and vision statement of BHRI Institute cannot be achieved without such standards.
We will ensure that all of our operations are conducted with proper regard for the environment and in accordance with local environmental standards and legislation.
We are fully committed to maintaining and, wherever possible, improving the quality of the environment, both for the wider community now and in the future.
To achieve this, we will seek to drive forward the following BHRI Institute’s corporate environmental objectives through an annual improvement plan:
1. Implement an environmental management system that will ensure compliance with all relevant local legislation and codes of practice;
2. Increase awareness of environmental issues amongst our employees, facility users, tenants and contractors, as well as organisations that we fund;
3. Reduce our consumption of primary raw materials (water, energy etc.) and implement the principles of reduction, reuse and recycling across all its activities so as to minimise waste and CO2 emissions produced as a result of our activities;
4. Manage our environmental impacts to continuously improve environmental performance;
5. Ensure environmental performance of prospective suppliers is considered in the procurement process;
6. Encourage the use of modes of transport by staff, contractors and users that minimise environmental impact, promoting the use of technologies that eliminate the need for travel;
7. Develop and maintain our estates and buildings in an environmentally sustainable manner where possible utilising Low or Zero Carbon Technologies and other emerging technologies, seeking to protect natural habitats and local wildlife, minimising light pollution and preserving biodiversity in partnership with local communities; and
8. Report annually on our environmental performance and set realistic environmental targets against which the improvement in our environmental performance can be monitored.
Progress through Dialog
All scientific achievements, research, industrial use, discovery and presentation of these on the world market are possible only in a common dialogue. In the past we have seen how the reckless moves of capital in different areas led to either total or near eradication of various animal and plant species, coexistence of people in the community setting has sometimes become more difficult, more and more problems allegedly caused by increased global warming, we also have nutritional problems, water resources are increasingly valuable, etc.
Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.
PRC Institute believes that our common future lies in a common dialogue between all living things, science and the environment in which we live. Modern science is offering a number of solutions that we need and we may use for our better quality and a more peaceful co-existence in the future.
Life Cycle Thinking
According to the EU environment legislation, ISO 14000 environmental management standards and ensuring the highest standards of environment’s concern, PRC Institute has fully introduced for most of our products and services increasingly desirable LCA analysis.
A circle is the reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and it has no end – and if you put several circles over each other, then you get a spiral.
Maynard James Keenan
A life-cycle assessment (LCA, also known as life-cycle analysis) is a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product’s life from-cradle-to-grave (i.e., from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair and maintenance, and disposal or recycling). LCA’s can help to avoid a narrow outlook on environmental concerns by:
- Compiling an inventory of relevant energy and material inputs and environmental releases;
- Evaluating the potential impacts associated with identified inputs and releases;
- Interpreting the results to help make a more informed decision.
In PRC Institute we wish to compare the full range of environmental effects assignable to products and services in order to improve processes, support policy and provide a sound basis for informed decisions. That makes us different from other companies and gives us a competitive advantage, which is crucial for being the leading company in its innovative projects. In this way we fully support the LCA analyses in all ours innovative products.
Quantifying Life Cycle Thinking with Life Cycle Assessment
A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) quantifies and assesses the emissions, resources consumed, and pressures on health and the environment that can be attributed to different goods or services over their entire life cycle. It seeks to quantify all physical exchanges with the environment, whether these are inputs in the form of natural resources, land use and energy, or outputs in the form of emissions to air, water and soil. The inputs and outputs associated with a product’s life cycle are collated in a “balance sheet”, or life cycle “inventory”.
For example, the production of a plastic bottle might consume x grams of extracted crude oil and y m³ of natural gas during production, resulting in z grams of CO2 emissions. When an inventory of all the inputs and outputs has been made, they are grouped into impact categories such as “human toxicity” or “climate change”.
The inputs and outputs are then converted into indicators for each impact category using models and scientific knowledge. For example, all greenhouse gases are grouped under the “climate change” impact category. In order to compare these and illustrate the contribution to climate change in the form of a single indicator (often known as the carbon footprint), all inputs are harmonised to an equivalent and then added together – in this case, as “kg of CO2 equivalents”. To further illustrate this, let us consider the example of methane gas. Methane is 25 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Emissions of methane are therefore multiplied by 25 to get their global warming potential in carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalents.
The environmental performance of the product considering climate change is then presented as the global warming potential in the form of a total amount of CO2 equivalents. Some impact categories may have greater relevance than others. It is possible to give the indicators a weighting depending on their relative importance. For example, is climate change more, or less important than resource depletion? This can then be used in an assessment to derive a single indicator. However, such a process inevitably introduces a level of subjectivity.