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DF 58: 58th LCA Discussion Forum

Company LCA: How to measure the corporate environmental footprint along the full value chain?

Discussion forum on Life Cycle Assessment
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, ETH Zurich


Dear colleagues with an interest in Life Cycle Assessment,

We cordially invite you to the 58th Discussion Forum on Life Cycle Assessment
The official language of this event is English

With the advance of LCA, the life cycle approach is increasingly applied on company level. However, the efficient assessment of life cycle impacts on a company level remains a real challenge, be it a retailer with a broad product portfolio or a manufacturing company with hundreds of suppliers. Nevertheless, more and more companies start analysing so-called scope 3 life cycle impacts, and include this in their environmental reports. This trend is pushed by new approaches and tools for efficient scope 3 reporting but also by governmental initiatives like the EU's Organization Environmental Footprint (OEF). How do companies perform their scope 3 assessments? What are the key differences, strengths and weaknesses among approaches and standards? How to deal with avoided emissions (sometimes referred to as “scope 4”), i.e. emission reductions that occur outside of a product’s life cycle or value chain, but as a result of the use of that product? The forum will give the floor to representatives from industry, administration and LCA consultants to present the state-of-the-art of company LCA. Participants can exchange experiences and discuss pros and cons of the different approaches.

We look forward to meeting you in Zürich

Rainer Zah, Quantis International AG
Rolf Frischknecht, treeze Ltd.

Organizing Committee
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Preliminary Programme (as of February 22, 2015)

Download:    DF58_preliminary programme_v150220.pdf 
 

Time Title Speaker Affiliation
8:30  Registration, coffee and croissants    
9:10  Welcome and introduction    
  Why and how to measure the corporate footprint?    
9:15  The value of corporate footprinting – why should a company doing it? t.b.d.    
9:35  Overview on standards and initiatives (CDP, GRI, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, ISO TS12072, UNEP/SETAC "LCA of Organizations", Organisation Environmental Footprint): synergies and differences t.b.d.    
9:55  Corporate LCA data or corporate environmental information for sustainability benchmarking of quoted companies? Matthias Fawer   Notenstein Private Bank Ltd. (Switzerland) 
10:15  Discussion    
10:35  Coffee break    
  Case studies of corporate LCAs    
11:05  Feasibility of assessing the full company LCA of a large multi-national Urs Schenker   Nestlé  
11:25  Environmental performance of a transport service provider Michael Bösch   SBB AG (Switzerland) 
11:45  How to manage the plurality of information requests of funds managers and stakeholders t.b.d.    
12:05  Single indicator approach monitoring and managing environmental performance of sites t.b.d.    
12:25  Discussion    
12:45  Lunch break    
  Short presentations and plenary discussion    
13:45  Short presentations    
  How to manage scope 3 complexities    
14:15  EU-OEF: How to calculate the LCA of a retailer Carole Dubois & Sébastien Humbert   Quantis International  
14:35  How to identify hotspots and quantify scope 3 emissions of a telecom provider Pascal Salina   Swisscom (Switzerland) 
15:15  Coffee break    
  Dealing with scope 4    
15:45  Scope 4: how to quantify and communicate potential effects beyond the company’s sphere of influence Elizabeth Stokes   Akzo Nobel  
16:05  How to effectively and credibly communicate the environmental benefits of the use of products t.b.c.    
16:25  Discussion    
16:40  Wrap-up and announcements Rolf Frischknecht  treeze Ltd. (Switzerland) 
16:45  Farewell    
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