Conference Agenda

Session 5.2: Policy: How S-LCA can contribute to a better decision making process throughout its value chain and leave no one behind? (I)
Tuesday, 06/Sept/2022:
3:45pm - 5:15pm

Session Chair: Arij Mohamad Radwan Omar Chabrawi
Location: Domblick

50 seats

Session Abstract

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


Recommendations for mitigating the most relevant social issues associated with the Portuguese forest sector

Andreia Santos, Madalena Veloso, Ana Carvalho, Ana Barbosa Póvoa

Centre for Management Studies of IST (CEG-IST), Portugal

Social sustainability of finance: Using input-output analysis to shed light on listed companies’ vulnerable employment in supply chains

Ioana Stefania Popescu1,2, Claudia Hitaj1, Thomas Schaubroeck1, Thomas Gibon1

1Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST); 2University of Luxembourg, Doctoral School in Science and Engineering (DSSE)

Assessing the Social Dimension in Strategic Network Design: The Case of Bioethanol Production in the EU

Lukas Messmann, Lars Wietschel, Andrea Thorenz, Axel Tuma

University of Augsburg

Extending Social Life Cycle Assessment with a user-centric approach: An application to support sustainable mobility strategies

Ghada Bouillass1,2, Paula Pérez-López2, Isabelle Blanc2

1Laboratoire Génie Industriel, CentraleSupélec, Unviersité Paris Saclay, France; 2Centre Observation, Impacts, Energie, MINES ParisTech, Université PSL, France