Jude Sherry
80%source: Harman        WHO / BBC
100 European SMEDevelop sector specific LCA web tool
Photovoltaic’sSmart textilesIndustrial MachineryBioplasticsSensorsPrinted circuit boardsSemiconductors
Simplified LCA approachSector and regional based dataTechnology relevant indicatorsFree online open source softwareFree on...
100 SME’s            Public       SME Specifications           Training          Tool Release                             ...
Tangible benefits   costs reductions   understanding systems   improved communications   focus for development Relevant an...
www.edcw.orgwww.lca2go.euJude Sherryjude@edcw.org
LCA For Business - Conference, Lille, 2011
LCA For Business - Conference, Lille, 2011
LCA For Business - Conference, Lille, 2011
LCA For Business - Conference, Lille, 2011
LCA For Business - Conference, Lille, 2011
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LCA For Business - Conference, Lille, 2011

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When faced with the daunting task of undertaking an LCA many companies are scared off by the complications and resource intensive process. There are many barriers for any company undertaking an LCA.

Besides the challenges of conducting an LCA such as setting an accurate scope, choosing realistic boundaries, deciding which databases to use and what impact categories to consider. Companies are faced with other practical daily challenges such as funding, staffing, expertise, supply chain constraints and short deadlines. All these issues and many more do not make LCA’s attractive. Therefore many companies and especially SME’s do not undertake LCA.

Providing SME’s with sector based web tool, free training and sector specific data it is hoped that LCA will be become more attractive and feasible. The LCA to Go project will provide SME’s with a practical, easy to use and relevant LCA web tool.

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  • When companies are faced with the daunting task of undertaking an LCA, it is too much for them. They are overwhelmed as there are too many options and too flexibility within SME’s.
  • Global supply chains are often too big and complicated for SME’s to be realistically able to track the sources of their materials. On top of this SME are often smaller their suppliers and it is unlikely that will be able to get accurate environmental data off their suppliers.
  • Sector based LCA’s reduce the amount of work required by an SME, making it more feasible.
  • Need to consider position in supply chain
  • Sectors under review
  • Outcome expected from project
  • Project timeline
  • Project partners
  • Need to provide benefits directly with SME’s
  • LCA For Business - Conference, Lille, 2011

    1. 1. Jude Sherry
    2. 2. 80%source: Harman WHO / BBC
    3. 3. 100 European SMEDevelop sector specific LCA web tool
    4. 4. Photovoltaic’sSmart textilesIndustrial MachineryBioplasticsSensorsPrinted circuit boardsSemiconductors
    5. 5. Simplified LCA approachSector and regional based dataTechnology relevant indicatorsFree online open source softwareFree online accredited trainingFree onsite expert mentoringQuick to learn and use
    6. 6. 100 SME’s Public SME Specifications Training Tool Release 2014 2012 20152011 2013
    7. 7. Tangible benefits costs reductions understanding systems improved communications focus for development Relevant and useful resultsAbility to integrate with current MRP
    8. 8. www.edcw.orgwww.lca2go.euJude Sherryjude@edcw.org

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