Understanding Life Cycle Assessment: An LCIA Overview for Executives and Practitioners

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Understanding Life Cycle Assessment: An LCIA Overview for Executives and Practitioners

Friday, Mar 24th, 2017 — By Harnoor Dhaliwal and Pete Dunn

ABSTRACT
Corporations are increasingly applying Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) techniques in innovative ways. Once used primarily for internal evaluations of production processes, materials, and packaging, LCA is emerging as a useful tool for strategic assessments of sustainability efforts, risk management, and marketing communication.
This makes it increasingly important for executives to have at least some familiarity with how LCA works, so they can understand its potential and limitations – and for sustainability practitioners to be clear on how essential details impact major decisions. A good place to start is with Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA), the point in the LCA process where potential environmental impacts of a product or service are identified and quantified.

Triple Pundit Friday, Mar 24th, 2017 — Published Online under Corporate Responsibility
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