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Session 3.1: Methodology: The Social Science basis of Social LCA
Tuesday, 06/Sept/2022:
9:00am - 10:45am

Session Chair: Mark Goedkoop
Location: Plenary hall

150 seats

Session Abstract

Social LCA has so far been mostly developed by LCA practitioners who not always have a background in social science. This has led to the development of a methodology that mirrors LCA, but without a clear definition of the theoretical underpinnings. If Social LCA is supposed to be science based, which in this case means it must be based on social science. For increasing the robustness and reliability of the S-LCA methodology, it is then important to discuss about the analytical and normative nature of S-LCA, explicit the values, define the role of stakeholders’ perceptions, which in turn provide the social scientific basis underneath important methodology choices, like the selection of impact categories, the definition of stakeholder categories and for instance the cause effect modelling used to link inventory data to impacts, as well as a discussion on the area of protection and what we mean by mid and endpoints to name a few. This session invites papers that describes the scientific basis for such choices, with the objective to develop a rational and scientific basis for methodological choices. Some of these papers may also provide inputs to the ongoing ISO 14075 standard development for Social LCA.

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Working Relationships: a potential new impact subcategory to "worker" stakeholder

Arij Mohamad Radwan Omar Chabrawi1, Josemberg Moura Andrade2, Cassia Maria Lie Ugaya3, Marzia Traverso4

1Universidade de Brasília, Brazil; 2Universidade Técnica Federal do Paraná, Brazil; 3Universidade de Brasília, Brazil; 4RWTH University Aachen, Germany

Quantifying the positive health impacts of increased wealth in social life cycle assessment

Rickard Arvidsson

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

The aim of S-LCA: Defining the AoP Human Well-being, and linking to the subcategories in the Guidelines

Elisabeth Ekener, Mathias Lindkvist

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Social Human and other capitals as a scientific basis for understanding social impacts

Mark Goedkoop, Rosan Harmens, Ilonka de Beer

PRé, Netherlands, The

Maximizing human well-being versus upholding human rights - How to integrate utilitarian and deontological viewpoints in social impact assessment?

Thomas Schaubroeck

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg

From inventory to Area of protection

Mark Goedkoop, Rosan Harmens

PRé, Netherlands, The

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