Social Life Cycle Assessment: An Introduction

Andreas Moltesen, Alexandra Bonou, Arne Wangel, Kossara Petrova Bozhilova-Kisheva

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    Abstract

    An expansion of the LCA framework has been going on through the development of ‘social life cycle assessment’—S-LCA. The methodology, still in its infancy, has the goal of assessing social impacts related to a product’s life cycle. This chapter introduces S-LCA framework area and the related challenges. It outlines the main conceptual differences between LCA and S-LCA and discusses the barriers in terms of methodological development and potential application. Three case studies are presented applying S-LCA in different contexts and using varying methods. In the light of the outlined differences, perspectives for the future development of S-LCA are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLife Cycle Assessment: Theory and practice
    PublisherSpringer
    Publication date2018
    Pages401-422
    Chapter16
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Keywords

    • Business and Management
    • Sustainability Management
    • Sustainable Development
    • Renewable and Green Energy
    • Manufacturing, Machines, Tools
    • Operating Procedures, Materials Treatment

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    Moltesen, A., Bonou, A., Wangel, A., & Bozhilova-Kisheva, K. P. (2018). Social Life Cycle Assessment: An Introduction. In Life Cycle Assessment: Theory and practice (pp. 401-422). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56475-3_16