About AMLY Sustainability

AMLY Sustainability is a Florida-based consultancy founded in 2019 with the mission of accelerating the sustainability and circularity of materials, products, and packaging. AMLY conducts science-based assessments, analyzes data, and interprets the results, providing meaningful reports to be implemented as early in the design phase, where there are more opportunities for impact reduction and circularity.  AMLY guides decision-makers on better practices and solutions that can mitigate risk, save resources and money, improve a product's environmental profile, make a business more competitive and enhance the product and brand value.

The Founder's Experience

Ana Maria Leal started her career as a product designer at the Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY.  She was curious about the environmental impacts of her designs and what she could do to minimize a product footprint. She holds an M.Sc. in Sustainable Systems from the Golisano Institute for Sustainability in Rochester, NY, and an M.F.A in Industrial Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Ana worked for Swiss SGS as a Senior Sustainability consultant prior to founding AMLY Sustainability. Ana's work includes:

  • Product life cycle data collection, management, interpretation, and reporting

  • Product assessment and redesign based on assessment results to improve the environmental profile

  • Use of different design for Sustainability methodologies for product design

  • Validation of the effectiveness of DfS methodologies through industry pilot projects

  • Life Cycle Assessments -LCA-

  • Environmental Product Declarations 

  • Cradle to Cradle Methodology implementation

  • Material Health Declarations under the Health Products Declaration Collaborative -HPDC- 

  • Advisor to circular initiatives

  • Environmental standards upgrade

  • Development of product category rules for LCA

  • Product design

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HEALTH PRODUCT DECLARATION COLLABORATIVE

AMLY Sustainability is a member of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative.

Ana Leal, AMLY Sustainability Founder is a member of the HPDC SUpply Chain Technical Subgroup

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TOTAL RESOURCE USE & EFFICIENCY

Ana Leal is an accredited Total Resource Use & Efficiency advisor. She can assess waste and advise on the process to get the TRUE certification, a program administered by the Green Building Council (GBCI).

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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Ana Leal is a member of the Industrial Design Society of America, contributing her knowledge and experience to inform and train future designers on sustainability best practices.