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Sustainability and compliance management software

Rethink design to understand its impact on environmental performance across all phases of the product lifecycle. Mitigate risk of unintended decisions and achieve your sustainability goals with improved time-to-market.

Why sustainability and compliance management software?

To meet consumer demand for sustainable, safe products, manufacturers are required to reduce their carbon footprint, minimize waste and use ethically sourced materials. They need to transparently demonstrate their commitment to environmental and social compliance with strict regulatory directives to avoid damaging their brand reputation, product and bottom line. As a result, they need to ensure that their organization, their suppliers and every component they use are all globally compliant.

Compliance and sustainability management software helps manage environmental data with product data in every phase of the product lifecycle. Enabling informed decision-making, it improves processes and empowers manufacturers to create innovative, sustainable products.

How do you create innovative, environmentally compliant products with proof of data to advance your sustainability goals while minimizing risk?

Implement an integrated compliance and sustainability management solution. By leveraging a digital thread approach to connect your people, data and processes, you can speed up development of sustainable, scalable products.

What can compliance management software do for you?

Compliance and sustainability management software enables better accuracy, productivity and timeliness of environmental compliance to help you achieve your sustainability goals.

Create innovative and environmentally compliant products with sustainability built in throughout the product lifecycle.

Accelerate compliance management

Manage materials and substances early in the design lifecycle. Calculate preliminary cost and carbon footprint. Collect and validate supplier declaration data. Identify, track and report on substances of concern to minimize brand and financial risk. Develop earth-friendly, compliant products.

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Checks and audits

  • Assign material from approved materials library
  • Check or grade substances for compliance with required regulations
  • Check and report on sustainability compliance
  • Automate supplier declarations
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Regulation and certification

  • Manage material to be used in product
  • Identify sustainability and compliance requirements
  • Analyze substances and materials used in product
  • Report on compliance

What PLM solution is best for you?

G2 ranks products based on customer reviews. G2 named Teamcenter the best PLM software for any size company – outperforming 99 others. Take a look at the PLM software comparison grid to see the top ranking for Teamcenter.

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Top PLM software leadership recognition

Teamcenter is recognized by Forrester Research as a leader in PLM. Teamcenter received the highest possible scores in more criteria than any other evaluated vendor in The Forrester Wave™: Product Lifecycle Management for Discrete Manufacturers, Q1 2023 report.

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Teamcenter plays a strategic role in our success in the market as it ideally supports ANDRITZ HYDRO engineers in designing hydroelectric power plants, from water to wire, collaboratively across the globe.
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Frequently asked questions

Sustainability and compliance management software offers an integrated, all-in-one solution to manage environmental data with product data at every phase of the product lifecycle. It enables informed decision making to improve processes and create innovative, sustainable products. It is integrated into PLM, creating a seamless digital thread that enables environmental data to flow across the entire product lifecycle. This approach forms collective intelligence and ensures data availability, traceability and transparency for all relevant stakeholders.

A compliance and sustainability management solution offers many benefits to manufacturers. By utilizing this solution, you will improve your ability to:

  • Design energy- and resource-efficient products, evaluating more options with fewer prototypes
  • Further circularity, bringing remanufacturing, serviceability and next life into design and operations
  • Optimize production energy efficiency by linking system-wide energy and production data
  • Implement full traceability of sustainability indicators through a smart supply chain
  • Decentralize manufacturing to minimize impacts of logistics and increase supply chain efficiency
  • Support customization with modular, flexible and autonomous production
  • Calculate and analyze carbon footprint, tracking the actual carbon footprint across your supply chain or operations and simulating what-if scenarios to identify reduction measures

By adopting a compliance and sustainability management solution, manufacturers can rethink design with a more circular approach. This approach helps manufacturers understand how design impacts environmental performance across the product lifecycle, and address the consequences of unintended decisions. By enabling a Design for Environment (DfE) approach, manufacturers can integrate environmental considerations into the product design and development processes to minimize the environmental impact of products throughout their entire lifecycle.

To select the best compliance and sustainability management solution for your organization, prioritizing integration with PLM is key as it will enable you to optimize tools that you are already using to ensure environmental compliance and sustainability management throughout the product lifecycle. Use the following criteria to help guide your decision making process when considering a solution:

  • Availability: Provide data to parties involved with determining material selection, definition and compliance.
  • Traceability: Manage material down to the substance with clear proof of data to comply with global requirements.
  • Standardization: Define, capture, engineer, manage and leverage sustainability requirements with a systematic and repeatable framework.
  • Transparency: Enable internal and external stakeholders to work collaboratively with collective intelligence.
  • Visibility: Provide a comprehensive view of sustainability indicators to balance compliance, product makeup and carbon footprint.
  • CAD system integrations: Equip designers and engineers with insights for informed decision making.

Our solution for compliance and sustainability management is integrated with PLM. It is open and interoperable with other Siemens or third party systems, such as computer-aided design, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management and environmental, health and safety systems. It is customizable and adaptable through its low-code embedded environment, offering a user-friendly interface and pre-configured industry solutions. Our solution is available in the cloud to accelerate innovation easier, faster and at scale.

Yes. To support environmental compliance and sustainability requirements, manufacturers need a sustainability framework that is built into the lifecycle of products. This is particularly important for the manufacturers taking a DfE approach, which aims to minimize the environmental impact of products throughout their entire lifecycle, as they can benefit from material and substance data early in the design phase and throughout the supply chain. The framework allows them to phase out non-sustainable or restricted substances from products and design new and innovative eco-conscious products with accelerated time-to-market.

Learn more


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