While we are already extremely happy to have Sanyo Mahindra* from India as a member, we have been initiating the first steps to develop a regional hub for the roundtable. The opportunity was given by the Indian organisation Center for responsible Business CRB, who recently organised a high level event that brought together a large group of initiatives, certification organisations and other organisations to foster collaboration in India.
Mark Goedkoop was leading on LCA, with the aim to initiate an organisation of LCA experts, focussing on various topics, like social LCA. Around 80 organisations joined and discussed how they view the priorities. CRB will be organising this further with our support. Recently the Dutch government and CRB organised an Indo Dutch CSR forum on CSR to further strengthen the ties between the Netherlands and India. PRé has also been actively involved in the LCA activities through FICCI in India, and will continue to do so.
We look forward to further collaborate with Indian companies, and we aim at organising an Indian Social metrics roundtable after this summer.
*Download a short report from Sanyo Mahindra to learn more about their work on Social and Environmental LCA