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Welcome on the Base IMPACTS ® website of ADEME, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency.

The Base IMPACTS ® is the official database of the French program for environmental labeling of consumer goods. It has been built in parallel to the Product Category Rules (PCRs).

To know more about the format of the database, the caracterisation methods or the data sources, please refer to the documentation on this website.

Access to data in Base IMPACTS ® requires acceptance of its Terms of Use.

Usage tips

Do not hesitate to consult the sectoral documentation available on the Base IMPACTS website.
This allows you to quickly obtain a synthetic vision of :

  • (i) all available datasets by sector,
  • (ii) the main methodological choices taken into account when developing the datasets.

It also allows you to better understand the different types of datasets available in the database (LCI, partially aggregated LCI...) and to use/combine them correctly.

processes in the database



Dear users,

The new version of the Base IMPACTS(R) is now online (version 2.0).

The methods used to characterize environmental impacts now available are those from the EF package version 3.0» (2019) developed by the European Commission as part of the "Environmental Footprint" programme (PEF - Product Environmental Footprint and OEF - Organisation Environmental Footprint).

More information on the changes occured are available here : in the sub-section «1.3.3 - EL - Base IMPACTS(R) - Format & characterization methods - Update».

Previous versions of the Base IMPACTS® are now only available via the download function of the database accessible via the home page of the Base IMPACTS® website. The download results in a folder containing XLS and CSV files.

Feel free to ask us any questions you may have on this subject via the ticketing system

ADEME Base IMPACTS® administration team

General documentation

Following the release of version 1.08 of the Base IMPACTS, the documentation has been updated in 2018.

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