Chapter

Life Cycle Management

Part of the series LCA Compendium – The Complete World of Life Cycle Assessment pp 105-115

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How to Make the Life Cycle Assessment Team a Business Partner

  • Mark GoedkoopAffiliated withPRé Consultants Email author 
  • , Eric MierasAffiliated withPRé Consultants
  • , Anne GaasbeekAffiliated withPRé Consultants
  • , Soledad ContrerasAffiliated withPRé Consultants

Abstract

In this chapter we explore the need and opportunities to make the life cycle assessment (LCA) team more relevant for the business. Sustainability trends and alternatives for LCA are analyzed to identify what makes them relevant for and appealing to business managers, the difficulties LCA practitioners face to get their message across have been identified, and a five-step approach to make the LCA team a business partner will be described. The goal is to empower LCA teams and practitioners to create sustainable value for the business they work in.

Keywords

Champion for LCA Circular economy LCA community LCA team Life cycle assessment Life cycle management Product sustainability Sustainability