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Hamburg Sustainability Session No. 3 on 25 March 2021: Trends and practical applications of LCA
March 25: 16:00 - 17:30
This Hamburg Sustainability Session, the first one in 2021, on “Trends and practical application of LCA” – held in English language – took place on 25 March 2021. Did you miss this session? Sign up for our newsletter (see right upper corner) to become informed – we normally organise these sessions three times a year.
Research suggests that many consumers are willing to pay a price premium for environmentally friendly goods and services (products). At the same time, more and more regulations arise to decrease industry’s burden on environment. Environmental impact may not only be caused during the product’s use or end of life phase but already starts with raw material extraction and processing. A life cycle assessment (LCA) offers an opportunity to integrate environmental considerations into decision making ‘from cradle to grave’ to improve the profile of a product. By now, it has become a vital tool for businesses to proactively identify and manage environmental risks and, in the end, contribute to reaching the global sustainability goals by 2030, in particular SDG12 (ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns).
But what drives companies to perform LCA? What are the fundamental steps when carrying out an LCA? What kind of data does an LCA require? How and by whom is the methodology applied? What kind of (tangible) benefits does this bring to companies, especially in the long-run?
16:10 – 16:30 – Keynote 1: LCA and insights into latest trends (slides available upon request)
Martina Prox, ifu Hamburg GmbH
16:30 – 16:50 – Keynote 2: LCA as catalyst for change (click to download)
Robert O’Mahony, Head of Sustainability, Global Operations, Logitech
16:50 – 17:10 – Keynote 3: LCA from a circular economy perspective with the EY Circul8or
Matthias Brey, Partner EY Supply Chain & Operations, Ernst & Young GmbH
17:10 – 17:30 – Virtual discussion, exchange and networking
We would like to thank all speakers for their brilliant presentations and to you, dear participants: We look forward to welcoming you to the next Hamburg Sustainability Session before the summer break!