Sunday 9 September 2018




8:30 – 9:00


9:00- 10:30

Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) in the context of a Human rights Due Diligence Assessment – Part A

Catherine Benoit Norris, Monique Bennema

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 – 12:30

Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) in the context of a Human rights Due Diligence Assessment – Part B

Catherine Benoit Norris, Monique Bennema

12:30 – 13:15

Light lunch

13:15 – 15:00

Practical steps for a Social LCA case study – Part A

Andreas Ciroth, Claudia Di Noi

15:00 – 15:15

Coffee break

15:15 – 17:30

Practical steps for a Social LCA case study – Part B

Andreas Ciroth, Claudia Di Noi

S-LCA Conference


Monday 10 September 2018


8:30 – 9:00


9:00 – 10:30

Welcome and Opening of the conference

Rector of the University “G. d’Annunzio”

Dean of the Department of Economic Studies, Prof Chiara Meo

President of the SEAGS, Prof Michele Rea


Keynote speaker: Frank Vanclay, University of Groningen

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 13:00

Social LCA: rationale, key issues and complementarity with LCA

Beyond a CSR context towards pluralism in SLCA: exploring alternative social theoretical perspectives

Henrikke Baumann, Rickard Arvidsson


Functional unit definition criteria in LCA and Social LCA: a discussion

Ioannis Arzoumanidis, Manuela D’Eusanio, Andrea Raggi, Luigia Petti

Complementarity of social and environmental indicators in assessing the sustainability of the mining industry

Claudia Di Noi, Franziska Eisfeldt, Andreas Ciroth, Diana Bizzarro

To assess use phase impacts in S-LCA

Elisabeth Ekener, lena Mokeeva-Hansson, Catherine Macombe


Transitioning towards bioeconomy: assessing the social dimension through the lenses of the stakeholders

Pasquale Marcello Falcone, Enrica Imbert, Almona Tani Valentina Elena Tartiu, Piergiuseppe Morone

Pathways to S-LCA interpretation – where to start

Jasmin Werker, Christina Wulf, Petra Zapp


Weighting and scoring in Social Life Cycle Assessment

Breno Barros Telles do Carmo, Sara Russo Garrido, Gabriella Arcese, Maria Claudia Lucchetti



13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 16:00

Parallel session – Sector-specific applications of Social LCA

Preliminary evaluation of data collection methods for SLCA studies

Rodrigo Trevisani Juchen, Cassia Maria Lie Ugaya, Jaylton Bonacina de Arauijo

SLCA of events: application of a LCA-based method in the event impact analyses

Juliana Rodrigues Vieira Tkatch, Osvaldo Quelhas, André Teixeira Pontes, Cassia Maria Lie  Ugaya

The role of social sustainability in aviation biofuel supply chains

Zhizhen Wang, Farahnaz Pashaei Kamali, Patricia Osseweijer, John Posada Duque


What social priorities for agro-business now if the future is realized as planned?

Catherine Macombe


Assessing the Social Sustainability of Frugal Products

Leonor Simoes, Sara Russo Garrido, Ana Carvalho

Including social aspects in the sustainability management of organisations – Implications of the application of social life cycle assessment in the energy industry in Sweden

Sebastian Welling, Michael Martin, Emma Strömberg


Social Life Cycle Assessment of Niobium Mining in Brazil in a Circular Economy context

Sabrina Neugebauer, Marzia Traverso, Gian Andrea Blengini, Fabrice Mathieux, Carlos Cesar Peiter



14:00 – 16:00

Parallel session – Social LCA at organisational level and in the framework of a sustainability assessment

Setting the SOLCA concept framework to the artisanal and small-scale mining sector: a case study

Elisabetta Zerazion, Annekatrin Lehmann, Matthias Finkbeiner, Anna Maria Ferrari

How previous experiences of companies may support the definition of Goal and Scope phase in the Social Organisational Life Cycle Assessment (SO-LCA)

Manuela D’Eusanio, Annekatrin Lehmann, Alessandra Zamagni, Matthias Finkbeiner, Luigia Petti

How can Social organizational LCA (SOLCA) benefit from existing and improve future sustainability reporting of companies?

Annekatrin Lehmann


Social life cycle assessment through the framework Multi-Level Social Life Cycle Assessment (ML-SLCA) of the bioelectricity generation in Floreana Island

Marilyn A. Muñoz Mayorga, Natalia Caldés Gómez, Eva Iglesias Martínez, Irene Rodríguez Serrano, Israel Herrera Orozco


Bioeconomy network mapping and assessment of sustainability performance

Galyna Medyna, Anu Reinikainen, Sirpa Kurppa


Structure of a Net Positive analysis for supply chain social impacts

Catherine Benoit Norris, Gregory Norris, Lina Azuero


16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 16:50

Keynote speaker: Heinz Zeller, Hugo Boss

17:30 – 19:00

Workshop Industry – upon registration only (at Marramiero Winery)

18:00 – 20:00

Marramiero Winery aperitif

Tuesday, 11 September 2018


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, Jean-Pierre Chanteau

Magneti Marelli

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

Marie Vuaillat


Integrating SLCA in Product Design at Nestlé

Urs Schenker, Karen Cooper, Sharla Halvorson


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

Peter Saling, Ana Alba Perez, Peter Kölsch, Thomas Gruenenwald

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

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, Thomas Laginess, Jan Schöneboom


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

Diana Indrane, Urs Schenker, Thomas Andro, Mark Goedkoop


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

Luis Alejandro Taborda Andrade


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

Juan David Villegas


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

Jittima Prasara-A, Shabbir H. Gheewala


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

Franziska Eisfeldt, Juan David Villegas, Carolina Chanis


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

Birgit Brunklaus, Stefan Molnar, Gustav Sandin, Johan Toren, Mikael Mangold



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, Heiko Keller


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

Laura Zanchi, Alessandra Zamagni, R Riccomagno, S Maltese, M Delogu

The Product Social Metrics consensus developed by major companies

Mark Goedkoop, Ilonka de Beer


S- LCA based social sustainability tool for companies

Anu Reinikainen, Karetta Timonen, Sirpa Kurppa


Towards a harmonized communication of products’ social impacts

Traverso Marzia, Benoit-Norris Catherine, Heller Bettina




13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 16:00

Policy Workshop

Measuring the social pillar in the policy agenda

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

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, Åshild Lappegard Hauge, Sofie Mellegård


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

Lucia Mancini



20:00 – 23:00

Gala dinner

Wednesday 12 September, 2018


Social Impact Assessment

9:00  – 10:30

Characterising social Impacts

Discussing Features of Social Measures Important in SLCA Impact Indicators’ Selection

Yazdan Soltanpour, Iuri Peri, Leïla Temri

Towards a taxonomy for social impact pathway indicators

Bo P. Weidema


Integrating active impacts for effective sustainability assessment in product (manufacturing) life cycle

Manish Kumar, Monto Mani


Including governance and economic aspects to assess and explain social impacts: a methodological proposal for S-LCA

Solene Sureau, Wouter M.J. Achten


Preventative costs based S-LCA

Pim Croes


The Social Value of Products: What can it be and can it enrich social life cycle assessment?

Sara Russo Garrido, Luce Beaulieu, Breno Barros Telles do Carmo

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00

From social performance to social impact indicators

A new scheme to evaluate socio-economic performance: a well-being indicator approach

Silvia Di Cesare, Alfredo Cartone, Luigia Petti


Development of S-LCIA models: a review of multivariate data analysis methods

Jaylton Bonacina de Araujo, Cássia Maria Lie Ugaya

Using DALY for Assessing Human Health Impacts from the Use of Conflict Minerals

Anna Furberg, Rickard Arvidsson, Sverker Molander



12:00 – 12:30

A Global effort: 2019 Social LCA Guidelines

Catherine Benoit Norris

12:30 – 13:00

Closing of the conference



Social LC Alliance Workshop 



Wednesday 12 September 2018


13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 18:00 Social LC Alliance Meeting (working session with one coffee break)



Thursday 13 September 2018

09:00 – 13:00 Social LC Alliance Meeting (working session with one coffee break)
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 18:00 Social LC Alliance Meeting (working session with one coffee break)
20:00 – 22:00 Social LC Alliance Dinner

Thursday 14 September 2018


09:00 – 13:00 Social LC Alliance Meeting (working session with one coffee break)