Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introducing Life Cycle Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gerald Rebitzer
      Pages 3-6 Open Access
    3. Guido Sonnemann, Eskinder Demisse Gemechu, Arne Remmen, Jeppe Frydendal, Allan Astrup Jensen
      Pages 7-21 Open Access
    4. Sarra Harbi, Manuele Margni, Yves Loerincik, Jon Dettling
      Pages 23-33 Open Access
    5. Eskinder Demisse Gemechu, Guido Sonnemann, Arne Remmen, Jeppe Frydendal, Allan Astrup Jensen
      Pages 35-50 Open Access
    6. Naeem Adibi, Vanessa Pasquet, Aubin Roy, Alice Salamon, Jodie Bricout, Catherine Beutin et al.
      Pages 79-90 Open Access
  3. Advancing the Implementation of Life Cycle Management in Business Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Mark Goedkoop, Eric Mieras, Anne Gaasbeek, Soledad Contreras
      Pages 105-115 Open Access
    3. B. M. Krishna Manda, Henk Bosch, Ernst Worrell
      Pages 129-146 Open Access
  4. Life Cycle Management as Part of Sustainable Consumption and Production Strategies and Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Mark Barthel, James A. Fava, Curtis A. Harnanan, Philip Strothmann, Sofia Khan, Simon Miller
      Pages 149-167 Open Access
    3. Marc-Andree Wolf, Kirana Chomkhamsri
      Pages 169-193 Open Access
    4. Fritz Balkau, Eskinder Demisse Gemechu, Guido Sonnemann
      Pages 195-212 Open Access
    5. Annekatrin Lehmann, Matthias Finkbeiner, Clare Broadbent, Russ T. Balzer
      Pages 213-224 Open Access
  5. Mainstreaming and Capacity Building on Life Cycle Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Thomas E. Swarr, Anne-Claire Asselin, Llorenç Milà i Canals, Archana Datta, Angela Fisher, William Flanagan et al.
      Pages 239-256 Open Access
    3. Marina Santa Rosa Rocha, Luiz Gustavo Ortega, Yuki Hamilton Onda Kabe, Maria da Graça C.B. Popi, Felipe Duarte, Maria Luisa Nerys
      Pages 257-261 Open Access
    4. Sonia Valdivia, Sanjeevan Bajaj, Guido Sonnemann, Ana Quiros, Cassia Maria Lie Ugaya
      Pages 263-277 Open Access
    5. Philip Strothmann, Jodie Bricout, Guido Sonnemann, Jim Fava
      Pages 279-291 Open Access
  6. Implementation and Case Studies of Life Cycle Management in Different Business and Industry Sectors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Miguel Fernandez Astudillo, Karin Treyer, Christian Bauer, Mourad Ben Amor
      Pages 295-306 Open Access
    3. Xavier Gabarrell, Joan Rieradevall, Alejandro Josa, Jordi Oliver-Solà, Joan Manuel F. Mendoza, David Sanjuan-Delmás et al.
      Pages 307-317 Open Access
    4. Marzia Traverso, Patrick Kim, Stefan Brattig, Volkmar Wagner
      Pages 331-339 Open Access
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 349-353

About this book


This book provides insight into the Life Cycle Management (LCM) concept and the progress in its implementation. LCM is a management concept applied in industrial and service sectors to improve products and services, while enhancing the overall sustainability performance of business and its value chains. In this regard, LCM is an opportunity to differentiate through sustainability performance on the market place, working with all departments of a company such as research and development, procurement and marketing, and to enhance the collaboration with stakeholders along a company’s value chain. LCM is used beyond short-term business success and aims at long-term achievements by minimizing environmental and socio-economic burden, while maximizing economic and social value.


Life cycle assessment Life cycle management Resource productivity Sustainability Sustainable value creation

Editors and affiliations

  • Guido Sonnemann
    • 1
  • Manuele Margni
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Bordeaux, ISM, UMR 5255Talence CedexFrance
  2. 2.CIRAIG, Polytechnique MontréalMontréalCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2015
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-7220-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-7221-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-3505
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-3513
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