0.7.0 (12 / 2022)

Release notes for release 0.7.0.

Release notes 12/2022

Release number: 0.7.0 Release date: 8th December, 2022 Notes updated: 27th January, 2022 Current state: Stable

The most significant improvements to the Upright model compared to the previous release 0.6.0 are listed below. More information on releases can be found on page Release cycle.

Net impact

  • Loss of quality method used in many LCA calculation principles has been introduced for calculating allocation of impacts from virgin materials to secondary raw materials. This has decreased the negative environmental impacts of many secondary raw materials

  • The value flow information for primary and secondary batteries (e.g. alkaline and lithium-ion batteries) has been made more precise. This has increased the social infrastructure impact for all batteries and positive environmental impacts for secondary batteries which are used for electric low-carbon vehicles

  • GHG and waste impacts related to consumerism have been better allocated to marketing services and software, increasing these negative environmental impacts

  • Improved value chain information has been introduced to restaurant, bar and cafรฉ services. This has decreased the negative health impacts allocated to serving alcohol in these venues

  • Downstream value chain information for packaging materials has been improved: the share of packaging allocated to alcoholic beverages is now smaller, resulting in less negative health impacts for drink packaging

  • Positive environmental impacts for the repair, maintenance and rental of industrial equipment have been slightly decreased due to the increased number of scientific articles contributing to the results

  • More granular nutritional value data has been added for processed food products to increase the accuracy of Nutrition impact

  • Additional data sources for clothing greenhouse gas emissions have been introduced resulting in changes in the negative GHG impacts of clothing products

  • The environmental benefits of industrial enzymes have been increased due to increased number of scientific articles contributing to the results

  • As a general note, Upright continues to devote significant resources to the development of the model, including improvements in product taxonomy, value flows and broadening the range of product phrases catching scientific articles

EU taxonomy & SFDR Principal adverse impacts

  • Based on the final report with recommendations from the Platform on Sustainable Finance published on 30th March 2022, Uprightโ€™s EU taxonomy alignment data has been broadened to also cover the remaining four environmental objectives under the EU taxonomy. These objectives are:

    • Sustainable use of water and marine resources

    • Transition to circular economy

    • Pollution prevention and control

    • Protection and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystems

  • Hundreds of new EU taxonomy and EU SFDR PAI indicator company disclosures have been extracted and made available on the platform and via API

  • EU SFDR PAI indicator estimates for Board Gender Diversity and Unadjusted Gender Pay Gap have been updated using a broader set of company disclosure data points to provide more accurate estimates

  • Disclosure year has been added to disclosed EU taxonomy and PAI indicator data from release stable 0.6.0 onwards

  • Flags indicating whether EU taxonomy values are disclosed or estimated have been added to the platform and API from release stable 0.6.0 onwards

  • A bug incorrectly flagging PAI estimates as disclosures in the API has been fixed. The bug affected only a limited number of companies and mainly their PAI indicator Board gender diversity. The fix has been applied from release 0.6.0 onwards to maintain reproducibility of results in previous stable releases

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