Training course on Social LCA

We are glad to announce that the Conference will host a training course ​on Social LCA  (September 9th) ​ jointly delivered by Catherine Benoît Norris (PhD Business Administration, Adjunct lecturer, Harvard University, Cambridge) and Andreas Ciroth (CEO Green Delta) with special attention on Social Hotspot Database and on Product Social Impact Life Cycle Assessment database.


The Training Course on Social LCA will be held at Serena Majestic Hotel Residence*


​The module delivered by Catherine Benoît Norris  ​will focus on learn how to apply Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) in the context of a Human rights Due Diligence Assessment. 

This course includes both theoretical and hands-on components and exercises that will enable participants to understand and successfully apply S-LCA for Human rights Due Diligence and beyond on their own.

Participants will gain practical knowledge of Human Rights Due Diligence, which has been identified as the essential first step in social responsibility.

They​ will be equipped with know-how, tools and solutions to help ​to​ identify, assess and manage human rights impacts of operations, supply chains and other business relationships.

Participants will learn how to model product​s​ or corporate supply chain, identify human rights hotspots and calculate a social footprint.

The course will make use of the Social Hotspots Database Risk Mapping tool and Ethical Sourcing Portal.

​It​ also provides a useful introduction to spend analysis and net positive assessment approaches.



The module delivered by Andreas Ciroth and Claudia Di Noi will focus on practical steps for a social LCA case study, addressing the following points:

  • Data collection for social LCA studies, data sources, validation, triangulation
  • Specifying goal and scope
  • The activity variable
  • Measuring qualitative indicators
  • Linking foreground and background data
  • Quality assurance for complete case studies
  • Hot spot identification and interpretation

Apart from practical guidance, use cases and possible decision support provided by case studies will be presented and discussed. The session will be interactive, with hands-on exercises. A version of the PSILCA database will be available for the participants during the course, to be used as background database.


*Serena Majestic Hotel Residence (Viale Carlo Maresca 12, 65015 MONTESILVANO (PE)

BY CAR: motorway A14 up to the Pescara Nord Città Sant’Angelo exit. The hotel is 500 meters from the motorway exit. BY TRAIN: the railway station of Pescara is 5 km away and is connected by public transportation (bus 2/) and taxis. BY PLANE: the airport of Pescara is 7 km away from the hotel.

  Training Course Proposal combi-fee

Conference + Training Course

Academia 350,00 € 650,00 €
Industry/Consultant 375,00 € 740,00 €
Students/Member LIC* 265,00 € 425,00 €

The course registration fees includes attendance to the course, course materials, two coffee break and light lunch.

*For students: please provide proof of your student status.

*For Member LIC (Low Income Country)  as listed by the World Bank.