Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 59, Issue 1, pp 199–206

Measuring Corporate Social and Environmental Performance: The Extended Life-Cycle Assessment


DOI: 10.1007/s10551-005-3416-x

Cite this article as:
Gauthier, C. J Bus Ethics (2005) 59: 199. doi:10.1007/s10551-005-3416-x


This papers attempts to bridge business ethics to corporate social responsibility including the social and environmental dimensions. The objective of the paper is to suggest an improvement of the most commonly used corporate environmental management tool, the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). The method includes two stages. First, more phases are added to the life-cycle of a product. Second, social criteria that measure the social performance of a product are introduced. An application of this “extended” LCA tool is given.


business ethics corporate social responsibility sustainable development life cycle assessment 

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© Springer 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Grenoble Ecole de ManagementCedex 01France

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