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Name: Dr Nydia Suppen
Topic: ISO Standards and Life Cycle Thinking/Management Tools
Dr. Nydia Suppen is the founder of the Center for LCA and Sustainable Design. She
is currently the Vice-chair of the ISO LCA committee, and was the co-convener for
the development of the ISO 14046 and 14073 water footprint standards. She has
experience of over 20 years in LCA and has carried out more than 300 LCAs
worldwide. She is a certified “Train of trainers” in LCA, Ecolabeling, Water and
Carbon footprinting, and has worked extensively with the United Nations
Environmental Programme and the ISO Academy -Train of Trainers programs.
Dr. Suppen has a doctorate in Computer Controlled Machinery, Life Cycle
Engineering from Osaka University, an MSc Manufacturing Systems from University
of Texas at Austin and Monterrey Tech University, where she also graduated as a
Life-cycle Management in
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System of interconnected parts, comprising of planning, implementing,
checking and carrying out corrective action. Quality (QMS),
Environmental (EMS), and Safety (OHSMS) management
systems are often combined and managed as an IMS.
planning, and document
operation of the system
Easier internal audits
No redundancies and
LIFE CYCLE DESIGN
Process integrated within the design and development that
aims to reduce environmental impacts and continually to
improve the environmental performance of the products,
throughout their life cycle
Cost reduction and attraction
of financing and investments.
Promotion of innovation and
Reduction in liability through
impacts and improved
Improved public image
Integration of social and environmental aspects into the
supply chain. It comprises procurement, operations, and logistics from
raw materials acquistions to customer satisfaction.
Potential to find a good
Being seen as an
Fulfill legal demands
LIFE CYCLE COSTING
Assessment of all cost associated with the product life cycle directly
covered by actors in the value chain (supplier, manufacturer, consumer, and/or
end-of-life service), with the inclusion of externalities that are anticipated
to be internalized in the decision-relevant future.
increased product quality
improvement of life cycle
Verified and registered document that communicates transparent and
comparable information about the life-cycle environmental impacts
(footprint) of a product.
Identification of cost
Meeting customer needs
Corporate reporting is the publication of information on how an
organisation is managing life cycle issues.
aid communication with a wide
variety of stakeholders
play a major role in improving
management of risk
savings in resources used and
Dra. Nydia Suppen