Designing for the Environment (DfE) is a principle that calls for minimizing the negative environmental impacts of a product across its life cycle. DfE includes other design principles including:
Companies often prioritize which elements of DfE (i.e. Material Safety) to include in their own processes. Typical DfE criteria account for hazardous materials, resource efficient production, packaging and end-of-life planning. The DfE criteria you adopt should align with material environmental issues and corporate sustainability targets.