Project results

The main purpose of the DANTES project was to collect, exchange and present information and experiences from using different tools for environmental sustainability. This was done by looking at existing tools and methods for environmental assessment and their large-scale application in companies. Sustainability tools such as Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA), Life Cycle Cost (LCC) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) are assessed and demonstrated by applying them on different products and systems in the partner's organizations.

The main results of the DANTES project

  • This public website (
  • Strategies - The project presents 23 strategies for different company roles, based on the experiences of the participating companies. A strategy is a guideline on how the methods and tools described within DANTES can be used to find information needed for environmentally related decisions.
  • Tools & Methods - 14 methods are described with examples and 16 software tools are presented.
  • Publications - 29 public reports covering e.g. LCA, ERA, SPI, SDS and LCC. Published on the site are also 34 Environmental Product Declarations and 9 survey reports.
  • Dissemination and demonstration - DANTES results have been presented in company internal meetings to 1400 persons and to more that 2800 people at external meetings (trade organizations, university, other companies, etc.). The website had more than 15 000 visitors the first year and more that 35 000 visitors the second year. Presentations of the DANTES project and its results have been made on six international conferences and posters have been presented on four international conferences.

Information documents about  the DANTES project/website

  • DANTES Layman report - information about the DANTES project for the layman (in Swedish: Lekmannarapport)
  • DANTES Manuals on environmental decision making 
    • Part I describes the structure and content of the DANTES public website with an example of a strategy
    • Part II describes the context and background to the structure and content of the DANTES web site.
  • DANTES Users guide - a two page presentation of the structure and content of the DANTES website