Draft Programme

December 5th, 2019

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome coffee and registration

Official opening: Authorities, University and UN Environment

10:15 – 10:30  Let’s set the scene- Social LCA: WHW (What, How and Why), speaker tbc
10:30 – 12:30 European Commission DG GROW, 2nd Social LCA workshop (1st part)

Policy roundtable on social LCA metrics and policy requirements

EU Public Procurement rules provide public buyers with great flexibility in the use of social criteria, however too many tenders in the EU are still awarded based on a price-only logic. The objective of the workshop is to define the use of social metrics into supporting European and National policies related to procurement (public and private).

Keynote speaker: Gwenole Cozigou, DG GROW

Member States, Member of the European Parliament, UN Environment, industry representatives

Moderator: Claudia Topalli

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 European Commission DG GROW, 2nd Social LCA workshop (2nd part)


15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00 Roundtable: State of the art of social LCA

Some experts might debate that social LCA is now where environmental LCA was 20 years ago, we might also debate on the fact that the methodology is too young but we all agree on the fact that there is a strong request from all parties, businesses, policy makers and society into looking more towards social aspects. S-LCA has an undebatable advantage, is young enough to improve, harmonise so to be able to avoid “social” washing, given by uncoordinated approaches. The time is right to join forces into the right direction.

Moderator: Marzia Traverso, Aachen University

17:00 – 18:30 Social LCA and due diligence in the context of social responsibility

Moderator: Luigia Petti, Università di Pescara

19:00 – 23:00 Apero, dinner and fun 😊

December 6th, 2019

9:00 – 11:00 Roundtable: State of play from a business perspective (circular economy: state of play of S-LCA)

Introductions of examples from the industry and discussion

Moderator:  Alessandra Zamagni/Paolo Masoni

11:30 – 13:00 S-LCA: risks management and valorisation of social benefits and impacts within the organisations presentations (12 minutes) + debate

Moderator: tbc

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 How to make S-LCA operational? Databases and tools

Moderator: Mark Goedkoop, Pré Sustainability

16:00 – 17:30 Social event
17:30 Wrap – up