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Session 6.2: Policy: How S-LCA can contribute to a better decision making process throughout its value chain and leave no one behind? (II)
Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) aims at reducing the negative social impacts as well as to provide awareness and improve the positive social impacts throughout the whole value chain. More often than not, several studies point out to the negative impacts but definitely lack on pointing out solutions to improve the hotspot and the life of people directly or indirectly affected by it, rather than only switching to a different and less negative value chain - what could possibly derive on even more negative impact to the value chain that has been turned
away. An illustrative example of it are the cases in which a whole set of production go out of market because of its social discrepancies that only increased the socioeconomic abyss it used to have.
More than identifying hotspots or promoting companies which have included positive impacts in the product or service production, S-LCA should constitute as a means for diminishing the social distances and a drive for socioeconomic transformation in contemporary society. It is also worth mentioning that if a spot is hot, there is a socioeconomic reason behind it that must be addressed rather than turning away from it. Can the company conducting the S-LCA study use the findings to assume a proactive role of socioeconomic transformation or limit itself to merely changing suppliers? In other words, we propose to focus on the discussion of how S-LCA is being used to improve social performance within the value chain without leaving no one behind. Therefore, we welcome in this session studies which show how to move from S-LCA results to social
Materiality assessment in S-LCA: an entry-level for organisations
1Ecoinnovazione; 2Pré Sustainability; 3Tecnalia; 4University of Ghent
Social Life Cycle Assessment and Blockchain Architecture: a synergy for the strengthening of the supply chains
Università degli Studi " G. d'Annunzio" Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Using UN Sustainable Development Goals assessment for supporting business strategies
BASF SE, Germany
Bussiness case in Mexico – S-LCA of Braskem Idesa's high density polyethylene resin containing post-consumer plastic waste material
1Braskem Idesa S.A.P.I , México; 2Braskem S.A, Brasil; 3University of Clagary, School of Architecture Planning and Landscape, Canada; 4Centro de Análisis de Ciclo de Vida y Diseño Sustentable-CADIS, Mexico