The 3rd International Conference Series on Life Cycle Assessment
(ICSoLCA) "Life Cycle Assessment as a Metric to Achieve
Sustainable Development Goals"
Photo By Gunawan Kartaprata(Wikipedia)
23 & 25 OCTOBER 2018
Inline with ILCAN’s mission to develop capacity building, ILCAN and FSLCI hosted ICSoLCA 2018 Special Event.
Annual Meeting 2018 23 October 2018, 9 am – 12 pm Room: Meeting Room, 4th floor of National Library of The Republic of Indonesia
Welcome Remarks and summary report by ILCAN Chairman
Programs and Activities Evaluation
2019 Program Plan
Roles and Responsibilities
Creating Business Value from Operating Sustainability By James Fava, FSLCI & Anthesis & Philip Strothmann, FSLCI 25 October 2018, 1 – 3 pm Room: Auditorium, 2nd floor of National Library of The Republic of Indonesia
It is undeniable that sustainability is good for business. More and more companies are realizing business value by integrating sustainability through practical changes in their organization – e.g., integrating sustainability criteria into their innovation process, into their supply chain, and into how they aim to add value to their customers. It’s been an exciting journey, and one that continues! But there is still much more that needs to be done. This workshop will highlight lessons learned that surfaced when companies are asking questions like – what should my company’s strategy be related to sustainability, why is it important, and how do I realize value from it?
One of the key golden rules for Sustainability is the business value framework (https://blog.anthesisgroup.com/golden-rules-sustainable-business) which outlines directions to grow revenue, engage brand, reduce costs, and mitigate risks. Speaking in a language that resonates with your audience is always key and is no different in the context of business. We should not underestimate the value that sustainability, when done well, can generate to a business. The tangible value realized spans everything, from Walmart saving nearly $1B from fleet efficiency improvements to Johnson and Johnson’s Earthwards products which represent more than $8B in revenue generation for the company. In both cases, the organizations embraced the power of business to drive positive, mutually beneficial (i.e. business and sustainability) results with clear benefit.
The workshop will utilize the business value framework and work through examples with a focus on the use of life cycle information, and how eco-labeling programs as required in Indonesia and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) can be used to create business value. Each workshop attendee will leave with at least one action they can take when they go back to the office.
Marine Litter – A global problem being addressed locally: What can you do? By James Fava, FSLCI & Anthesis and Philip Strothmann, FSLCI 23 October 2018, 9 am- 12 pm Room: Auditorium, 2nd floor of National Library of The Republic of Indonesia
Marine Litter is rapidly becoming one of the most visible and high profile global issues. In response, governments and companies are making plastics pledges, re-designing products, working with waste management companies at end of life, and are looking into banning certain plastics (e.g. European Commission proposal to ban certain plastic products). However, not all alternatives might have a better sustainability performance! Understanding tradeoffs of alternative solutions is thus key to making the right decision. For example, it is often assumed that bio-based plastics are preferable to fossil fuel-based plastics. However, unless they are also bio-degradable at the end of life, they still represent a significant sustainability challenge. Considering all life cycle stages and multiple impacts thus remains crucial!
The purpose of this workshop is to engage with the local experts and stakeholder communities to better understand local challenges and develop capacity around life cycle-based solutions to Marine Litter; and promote the use of life cycle information in decision-making to eliminate or minimize any unintended consequences when addressing Marine Litter.
The workshop is organized and facilitated by FSLCI in cooperation with ILCAN. In June 2017 FSLCI published the Medellin Declaration which called for the need to assess marine ecological impacts in life cycle assessment in a meaningful way ( https://fslci.org/medellindeclaration/). In May 2018 FSLCI held a very successful workshop on marine litter. One of the outcomes of the workshop was a call from more interactions between the Marine Litter experts and the life cycle community to ensure that life cycle information is used in the marine litter solution conversations to ensure that there are no unintended consequences of any decision. This workshop at ICSOLCA 2018 is part of that multiple year campaign to accelerate use of life cycle information to help solve our marine litter problem.
Please be prepared to share your insights, concerns, and ideas on possible solutions to address solving marine litter; and at the same time do not create unintended consequences. Each workshop attendee will leave with at least one action they can take when they go back to the office.
Getting Started With Life Cycle Assessment By ILCAN 23 October 2018, 1-3pm Room: Auditorium, 2nd floor of National Library of The Republic of Indonesia
Join Life Cycle Indonesia and PRé for SimaPro User Group Meeting on October 23, the evening before the 3rd International Conference Series on LCA. This is an opportunity to network with fellow SimaPro users, get answers from SimaPro experts, and learn about the tips and tricks of using SimaPro. The session will include live demos of these new tools and options available for SimaPro customers, followed by questions, discussion, and feedback by meeting attendees. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the future plans for the software SimaPro, network with other SimaPro users, and share your ideas and suggestions.
SimaPro Workshop By PRé and Life Cycle Indonesia 23 October 2018, 3-5pm Room: Auditorium, 2nd floor of National Library of The Republic of Indonesia
The landscape of LCA is expanding beyond just the LCA expert as more departments and stakeholders want to use LCA results. An investigation with our partners and SimaPro users led to the understanding that an increasing number of companies are looking for custom tools that can help them easily construct and share LCA models across departments. These insights led PRé to develop a number of new SimaPro tools and options that help share LCA results and analysis with business users. This allows the data to come to life by giving users the ability to ask questions and manipulate scenarios. The session will include live demos of these new tools and options available forSimaPro customers, followed by questions, discussion, and feedback by meeting attendees. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the future plans for the software SimaPro, network with other SimaPro users, and share your ideas and suggestions.