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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 "Documentation" section of the database has been completely redesigned to make it more user-friendly. To discover it via the following link:


A work is currently in progress within the Base IMPACTS® to modify the methods used to characterize environmental impacts : they will soon be upgraded from the ILCD 2011 version to the «EF reference 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 are available here : in the sub-section « Database update ».


The Economic, Social and Environmental Council (ESEC) has adopted its opinion « Environmental labelling, a driver for the implementation of the circular economy ». It is available via the following link :


The call for volunteers concerning the development of new PEFCRs/ OEFSRs closed on August 26, 2019. More information available via the following link :



General documentation

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

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