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The Workshop on Social Life Cycle Assessment


05 Apr 2019 10:00 to 17:00


Auditorium Breydel Building
Av. d'Audgerghem 45



Event Location


Event Description

We have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the 1st workshop on Social Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA), scheduled to take place in Brussels on 5 April 2019 in the auditorium in the Breydel Building (Av. d'Auderghem 45, Brussels). 
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Please show this invitation to Security at the entrance of the building.
We look forward to welcoming you to the meeting.
Draft Agenda
1. Opening and scope of the meeting - European Commission (DG GROW)
2. Policy background: Initiatives & expectations 
  • Global level (UNEP guidance + SDGs) -  Lorenç Milà I Canals, UNEP and Life Cycle Initiative; 
  • EU level (industrial policy; initiatives and research work; the “added value” for the EU; top down or bottom up approach?) - European Commission (DG GROW/DG JRC)
3. What's available right now? – state of the art of Social LCA  methodology development 
  • Scientific research and practical implementation - Marzia Traverso, project manager from the S-LCA guidelines project of the Life Cycle Initiative; 
  • Wrap up (key methodology/tools/data availability/use at practical level) Cathrine Benoit Norris 
4. Practical experience 
  • Social LCA Roundtable -  Mark Goedkoop
  • WBCSD – Handbook of social Impact for Chemical Sector - Peter Saling, BASF  
  • SCORELCA - Alessandra Zamagni
  • SAM (implementation to Agri-Food) - Luigia Petti, project Agri-Food
  • UNEP Social Public Procurement Programme (SPP) - tbc
  • Wrap up (best practices so far/future development/pilot/policy in the EU?) - Paolo Masoni, Ecoinnovazione
5. Other initiatives
  • Sustainable finance/Social economy/ Standardisation (ISO 26000 and CEN) - European Commission (DG GROW)
6. Discussion
  • Launch of call for Interest of Pilot Projects for the implementation of the revised guidelines - Marzia Traverso
  • Potential EU actions by different stakeholders
5. Summary and next steps - European Commission (DG GROW)



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