Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie


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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



Following the promulgation of article 15 of law n°2010-105 relating to the fight against wastage and the Circular Economy, a voluntary environmental or environmental and social labelling has been set up. An 18-month experiment was launched - from February 2020 to the end of August 2021 in order to test the feasibility and to evaluate the socio-economic impact of the labelling.
You will find more information on this subject in:


12/05/2020 (updated 19/06/2020)

Problems of results consistency have been detected on the new version of the Base IMPACTS(R) (version 2.0).

The greatest caution is recommended when using the results of environmental footprint of product/service carried out with this version of the database, especially when carrying out external communications.

The previous version of the database (v 1.13) which does not have these inconsistencies is available via the download function  (zip with .xls and .csv files).

Our teams are currently working to implement a correction for June July 2020.

General documentation

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

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