"The total amount of energy used in the creation of a product or service. This includes the energy used in mining or harvesting, processing, fabricating, and transporting the product."
From: Advanced Glossary (2013). SESP: Social Entrepreneurship Strategy Planning. Retrieved from: http://cms.sesp-project.eu/EN/index456a.html?id=67&tx_a21glossaryadvancedoutput_pi1[char]=all&cHash=e5075e35c2