Project Description

Nestlé and Solvay:

Extension of the methodology with a fourth stakeholder group and social indicators: small-holder farmers.

EcodEX: Product Ecodesign Tool Specific tool for food products, with fast result generation and simplified interface for non-specialists
Taking into account all relevant phases of a food products’ life cycle, with a comprehensive life cycle inventory (LCI) database
Assessing a comprehensive set of relevant environmental indicators for food products

Lessons learned:
– Proposed method can assess both positive and negative performance
– In varying capacities data was available for all social topics
– Additional duidance is needed on how to approach potential overlaps
– We need to clearly define the social topic Health and Safety

See also this article: Small but Complex: Integrating Smallholders within the Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessments

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