The FSLCI is a multi-stakeholder and membership-based community organization for professionals working in business, science and policy organizations who are interested in and working with Life Cycle approaches to enhance the sustainability of economic activities.
The FSLCI was launched in 2015 by a number of Life Cycle experts as a way to create a global community to promote life cycle thinking around the world. It was established as a non-profit membership based organization located in Berlin, Germany. Membership is open to individuals and institutional organizations from all over the world.
Please find below the key principles that guide our work.
To leverage the power of our community in promoting life cycle innovation as a path to foster sustainability.
A sustainable global society where Life Cycle Approaches are embraced and decision-makers have fully integrated and operationalized them in innovation and decision-making.
Empowering the community and building life cycle literacy of relevant actors in society to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable world by promoting global, systematic, and effective application of Life Cycle Innovation.
Bring the Life Cycle Community together, sharing information and insights/learnings, and facilitate outreach to relevant actors worldwide on Life Cycle Innovation.
Strengthen links among decision-makers in business, industry, government and Life Cycle professionals in research and higher education to enhance their life cycle literacy.
Become the trusted global reference and information hub on Life Cycle Innovation for both the expert and user community, as well as the general public.
While life cycle literacy needs to be achieved across a wide spectrum of stakeholders in societies around the world, we focus predominantly on the following:
- Decision-makers and domain experts in business and industry and non-profits aiming to offer more sustainable products and services,
- Academia to build and promote cross-domain knowledge exchange,
- Relevant actors in politics and administrations responsible for creating and implementing policy frameworks.
Life Cycle Innovation means operationalizing sustainability efforts by applying Life Cycle Approaches when developing new or rethinking and redesigning existing products, services, or business models.