Tuesday 11 September 2018

S-LCA Conference


9:00 – 9:30

Outcomes from the Industry Workshop

Matthias Finkbeiner, Alessandra Zamagni, Marzia Traverso, Luigia Petti

9:30 – 9:50

Keynote speaker: Vijaya Subramaniam, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Malaysia

9:50 – 11:00


The voice of the industry: how do companies use Social LCA?

How Product Social Impact Assessment (PSIA) differs from Product Social Value Assessment (PSVA) and why they complement each other

Melodie Caraty (ArcelorMittal SA Research Maizières, FX)

Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment: a first approach and take-home messages in Magneti Marelli

Rubina Riccomagno, Massimo Delogu

Sustainable Guar Initiative (SGI) – social impact characterization of an integrated sustainable project

Marie Vuaillat (EVEA, FR)

 Integrating SLCA in Product Design at Nestlé

Urs Schenker (Nestlé Research, CH)

 Social Analysis within the SEEBALANCE® for a detailed assessment of social impacts of products and processes

Peter Saling (BASF SE, DE)

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break and poster session

11:30 – 13:00

Parallel session – Agro-food, biorefineries and beyond

S-LCA in Agricultural Systems – U.S. Corn Production as Case Study

Markus Frank (BASF, DE)

 Small but Complex: Assessing Social Impacts on Smallholders in Agri-food Sector

Diana Indrane 

 Social life cycle assessment of rural cassava starch factories in Cauca-Colombia in the post-conflict

Luis Alejandro Taborda Andrade (Istituto Superior Tecnico, PT)

 Social performance evaluation of an artisanal apparel brand in Peru using Social LCA

Juan David Villegas (Sustainability Innovation Services Group, CO)

 Assessing fair wages in social life cycle assessment of agricultural product: case of Thai sugarcane

Jittima Prasara-A (Mahasarakham University, TH)

 Specific indicators and challenges for the assessment of life cycle impacts on intangible cultural heritage in South America

Franziska Eisfeldt (indipendent, DE)

 The choice of social indicators within technology development – the case of mobile biorefineries in Europe

Birgit Brunklaus (Research Institutes of Sweden, SE)


11:30 – 13:00

Parallel session – Lessons learned from the application and communication of Social LCA

Using the social hotspots database to assess the social risks of prospective value chains: The case of D-Factory

Diego Penãloza (Research Institutes of Sweden, SE)

 Product Social Impact Assessment: a case study from the automotive sector

Laura Zanchi (Ecoinnovazione, IT)

The Product Social Metrics consensus developed by major companies

Mark Goedkoop (PRé Sustainability, NL)

 S- LCA based social sustainability tool for companies

Anu Reinikainen (Natural resources institute Finland, FI)

 Towards a harmonized communication of products’ social impacts

Traverso Marzia (RWTH Aachen University, DE)

Social Footprint as an element of enhancing the “social identity” of a product

Claudia Strasserra (Bureau Veritas)


13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 16:00

Policy Workshop

Measuring the social pillar in the policy agenda

Keynote speaker: Gwenole Cozigou, DG GROW, Director (tbc)

 Industrial policy and sustainability, the role of social dimension

Feng Wang, Life Cycle Initiative

Develop and apply social indicators to support policy making

The social criteria in the procurement policies: experiences from the Member States

  •  Simone Ricotta  (Italian Management Committee of the National Action Plan for Green Public Procurement, IT) (tbc)
  •  Lisa Sennström  (National Procurement Agency, SE) (tbc)
  •  Milan Bijl (PIANO Dutch Public Procurement Expertise Centre, NL)  (tbc)

Martin Spolc, Head of Unit, DG FISMA (tbc)

Sustainable Finance

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break and poster session

16:30 – 17:00

Keynote speaker: Giorgio Vittadini, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy

17:00 – 17:45

Social LCA and policy applications

 Challenges and opportunities of using Social LCA in the Norwegian construction and public procurement

Selamawit Mamo Fufa (SINTEF, NO)

 Social risk in raw materials extraction: a macro-scale assessment

Lucia Mancini (European Commission Joint Research Centre, IT)


20:00 – 23:00

Gala dinner