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Newsletter Summer 2019 - Join our Forum at LCM in Poznan!


Forum: Towards implementation of Product Social Metrics

LCM-Poznan: September 2nd., 2019 : 5.00-7.00 p.m.

In phase 6 the companies of the Roundtable have worked on an Implementation Guide, that helps companies to implement product social metrics in your organisation and guides you on how to develop from ad- hoc cases to more advanced levels. During the Forum this new guide will be presented and several major companies will share their experiences with performing a case and the use of data tools e.g., for hotspot identification. There will also be time to ask questions and discuss.

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Initiating an ISO standard for Social LCA?

On June 4th. a workshop was organised during the ISO meeting of the Technical committee 207 in Berlin. The purpose was to understand opportunities, state of the art and potential support for a new LCA standard focussing on social assessment, under the ISO Technical committee 207, subcommittee 5. Ilonka de Beer (Program manager of the Roundtable for Product Social Metrics) chaired the meeting and the discussions and there were presentations from the Roundtable (Mark Goedkoop), the Social LC Alliance (Marzia Traverso) and BASF (Peter Saling, Chairman of SC 5).

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EU to develop criteria for social impacts

On April 5th. a large meeting (70 people) was organized by DG Growth with the aim to discuss how and if the European market would benefit from the development of social standards. The director, Gwenole Cozigou, made it clear that the commission would like to enable a level playing field.

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April Meeting at BASF/ Ludwigshafen

The first meeting of Phase 6 was at Nestlé in Frankfurt in January 2019 and the second meeting of Phase 6 was hosted by BASF on April 8 and 9th. at the BASF premises in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Experiences with data tools like SHDB, PSILCA, RepRisk and Maplecroft were exchanged and learnings were shared.


On-boarding Phase 7!

Phase 7 of the Roundtable will start on October 1st and run for a year. The plan is to continue with the more developed levels of the maturity capability development matrix as described in the  Implementation Guide and continue to be a platform of practitioners, e.g., to share experiences and to learn from each-other. For interested companies we have a few seats open. Please contact us if you are interested to participate and work together with this leading group!

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