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WE-105: Turning the lens around: LCA Success Stories "outside-in"
Wednesday, 06/Sep/2017:
10:30am - 12:00pm

Session Chair: Eric Mieras, PRe Sustainability, Netherlands, The
Session Chair: Alain Wathelet, Solvay, Belgium
Location: Salle de conférences 2
European Convention Center - Ground Floor - "Salle de conférences 2"

Session Abstract

LCA studies are often prepared by high level scientists and are focused on specific subjects for the interest of a small community. Nevertheless, the development of Life Cycle Thinking in a business organization leads to the use of a large panel of tools to demonstrate the sustainability of their business solutions (products and/or services), and an LCA approach perfectly fits this goal. At LCM, the benefits of this LCA approach are mainly presented by LCA practitioners and people from the LCA community. To advance the use of Life Cycle approaches it’s crucial to understand the perspective from the different users of Life Cycle approaches.

Therefore we organize an “outside-in” session where we turn the lens around: so not looking from the LCA perspective but to look from the perspective of users outside of the LCA community at what LCA practitioners can offer to them. We believe this will help to understand what users of Life Cycle approaches need from us and how we can improve on that. It will also bring new energy and insights from other fields of expertise like production, purchasing, policy makers, marketing and sustainability department. For the LCA community, this sharing of external perspective is a powerful driver and a source of inspiration for the development of new sustainability skills.

For this purpose we want to invite authors to submit platform presentations with speakers from outside the LCA community that share the success stories of their business/industry that were supported by LCA studies. These case studies can cover a wide range of possible topics, like:

  • building a trust partnership customer/supplier on environmental targets for a better communication to the market
  • elaborate the eco-design guidelines for a product catalog

    exchange of data in a win-win relationship

  • improvement of the supply chain of raw materials by a selection of LCA criteria
  • reshaping of a product portfolio for alignment with sustainability targets of the company

However, these are just examples. For an interesting session, the authors are invited to present their success stories with both partners in case of a customer/supplier or win-win relationship. The format of the session should be as 4-5 presentations followed by a short panel discussion.

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10:30am - 10:45am

Internalizing Life Cycle Thinking in Business Strategy through Amalgamation of Life Cycle Knowledge with Strategy Development Tools

Sanjeevan Bajaj

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, India

10:45am - 11:00am

Integrated product development at Nestlé

Namy Espinoza-Orias, Karen Cooper

Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland

Espinoza-Orias-Integrated product development at Nestlé-235_POSTER.pdf

11:00am - 11:15am

Innovative Partnership to Promote Credible and Sustainable Bio-based Materials Through the Value Chain

Pawin Boonyaporn

Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

11:15am - 11:30am

The City Performance Tool- How cities use LCM based decision support

Jens-Christian Holst1, Klaus Heidinger2, Katrin Müller1, Florian Jaeger1

1Siemens AG, Germany; 2Siemens Austria, Austria

Holst-The City Performance Tool- How cities use LCM based decision support-418_POSTER.pdf

11:30am - 11:45am

Implementing LCM all along the supply chain: from compliance to collaborative value creation

Aubin ROY1, Naeem ADIBI1, Vanessa PASQUET1, Stéphane MOREL2

1Plateforme [avniR] by cd2e, (Rue de Bourgogne - Base 11/19 - 62750 Loos-en-Gohelle, France).; 2Renault (1 Avenue du Golf, 78280 Guyancourt, France).


Implementing a sustainable strategy on the complete life-cycle: a manufacturer and a take-back system present operational projects supported by LCA

Ingrid Tams1, Thomas Van Nieuwenhuyse2, Pierre-Marie Assimon2

1Groupe SEB, France; 2Eco-systèmes, France

Tams-Implementing a sustainable strategy on the complete life-cycle-387_POSTER.pdf


Inclusion of LCA as a strategic theme in the Brazilian company Duratex

Fernanda Bueno Marcondes Vieira Miranda1, Matheus Henrique Novo Fernandes2, Beatriz Cristina Koszka Kiss2, Ricardo Dinato2

1Duratex S.A.; 2Center for Sustainability Studies (FGVces) of the São Paulo School of Business Administration, Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV EAESP), Brazil

Miranda-Inclusion of LCA as a strategic theme in the Brazilian company Duratex-321_POSTER.pdf

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