Policy Workshop

The Policy workshop  Measuring the social pillar in the policy agenda”   is organizedin the framework of the 6° International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment. Its aim is to provide a necessary platform of discussion between EU policy makers, United Nations representative, industry, academia and civil society, on the following aspects:

  • Can social metrics be used for policy purposes?
  • Would the measuring of social aspects, with a life cycle approach, boost the competiveness of the European industry?
  • Can social dumping be prevented by using social metrics?
  • Should sustainable requirements be voluntary or mandatory in procurement?




Gwenole Cozigou, DG GROW, Director (tbc)

Industrial policy and sustainability, the role of social dimension”  – Keynote Speech


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 – Italy (tbc)

–          Lisa Sennström – National Procurement Agency – Sweden (tbc)

–          Milan Bijl, PIANO (Dutch Public Procurement Expertise Centre) – The Netherland (tbc)


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

“Sustainable Finance”