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Session Overview
Session 6.1: Methodology: Applying S-LCA at early stages of product development
Wednesday, 07/Sept/2022:
11:15am - 12:45pm

Session Chair: Paola Lettieri
Session Chair: Martina Pucciarelli
Location: Plenary hall

150 seats

Session Abstract

Society is one of the fundamental aspects to consider when assessing the sustainability of emerging products and novel technologies. Social advantages and drawbacks linked to their utilisation are typically straightforward to recognise; however, the utilisation phase comprises only a part of the life cycle. Indeed, social aspects associated with the production chain and the end of life should also be considered.

When novel technologies and emerging products are assessed from a social point of view, one of the main challenges is represented by the availability of data. Data are fundamental to creating a life cycle inventory, identifying the stakeholders, categories and sub-categories, and quantifying social impacts. Nevertheless, having preliminary information on the social impacts of emerging products and novel technologies could support future actions focusing on minimising or avoiding negative social consequences.

In this session, we invite contributions addressing issues related to S-LCA studies of novel products and emerging technologies, addressing issues concerning the data collection, inventory creation, categories and sub-categories selection and assessment of social impacts.


Social Life Cycle Assessment for the evaluation of the PEOPLE pillar of corporate sustainability: A case study of a French Biorefinery

Maame Afua Yeboah Appiah-Nuamah

Sphera Solutions GmbH, Germany

Social Risks in the Wood Processing Industries in Austria – A Generic Analysis of Sectoral Differences

Claudia Mair-Bauernfeind, Katharina Roche, Theresa Boiger, Tobias Stern

University of Graz, Austria

Social sustainability assessment for a stakeholder-centered building retrofit

Claudia Di Noi1, Veronika Zavratnik2, Jure Vetršek2, Martino Gubert3, Andreas Ciroth1

1GreenDelta GmbH, Germany; 2Institute for Innovation and Development of University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; 3Eurac Research, Italy

A new methodology for the social assessment of cellulose-based products

Beatriz Cassuriaga Dias1, Andreia Santos1, Leo Staccioli2, Jose Gallego2, Ana Carvalho1

1Centre for Management Studies of Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal; 2Association ARDITEC, Avenue du Mont-Rabeau, 06200 Nice, France

Social-LCA for the sustainability evaluation in the wheat production

Gabriella Arcese1, Laura Gobbi2, Sabrina A. Prencipe2, Margherita Tiradritti2, Giuliana Vinci2

1Niccolò Cusano University, Italy, Italy; 2Dipartimento di Management, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italia