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Main Title: Life cycle sustainability assessment approaches for manufacturing
Author(s): Chang, Ya-Ju
Neugebauer, Sabrina
Lehmann, Annekatrin
Scheumann, René
Finkbeiner, Matthias
Type: Book Part
Language Code: en
Is Part Of: 10.1007/978-3-319-48514-0
Abstract: Sustainability assessments considering the three dimensions environment, economy, and society are needed to evaluate manufacturing processes and products with regard to their sustainability performance. This chapter focuses on Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA), which considers all three sustainability dimensions by combining the three methods life cycle assessment
LCA, life cycle costing
LCC, and Social Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA). Existing LCSA approaches as well as selected ongoing work are introduced, both regarding the individual approaches as well as the combined LCSA approach. This includes, for instance, the Tiered Approach. This approach facilitates the implementation of LCSA, for instance, within the manufacturing sector, by providing a category hierarchy and guiding practitioners through the various impact and cost categories proposed for the three methods. Furthermore, ongoing developments in LCC and SLCA are presented, such as the definition of first economic and social impact pathways (linking fair wage and level of education to social damage levels) for addressing the current challenges of missing impact pathways for economic and social aspects. In addition, the Sustainability Safeguard Star suggests a new scheme for addressing the inter-linkages between the three sustainability dimensions. These approaches foster the application and implementation of LCSA and thus contribute to developing sustainable processes and products.
Issue Date: 2017
Date Available: 29-Aug-2017
DDC Class: 330 Wirtschaft
Subject(s): life cycle sustainability assessment
sustainability assessment
tiered approach
life cycle assessment
life cycle costing
social life cycle assessment
Book Title: Sustainable manufacturing : challenges, solutions and implementation perspectives
Editor: Stark, Rainer
Seliger, Günther
Bonvoisin, Jérémy
Publisher: Springer
Publisher Place: Cham
Publisher DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-48514-0_14
Page Start: 221
Page End: 237
Series: Sustainable production, life cycle engineering and management
EISSN: 2194-055X
ISBN: 978-3-319-48514-0
ISSN: 2194-0541
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