Guidance on determining, implementing and interpreting reference values in social impact assessment

Social impact assessment requires the explicit definition of reference values (RVs) for consistent interpretation of social indicators. Identifying and using appropriate reference values is a difficult task considering the different types of RVs, possibilities to...

Social Life Cycle Assessment of buildings and use of the Social Hotspot Database. Potentials and challenges.

The integration of Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) in the construction industry is important to offer a holistic evaluation of sustainability, including social impacts, throughout the life cycle of construction projects. It also plays a...

Harmonized List of Indicators for the Worker Stakeholder in S-LCA

Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) has emerged within sustainability assessment in the last twenty years, aiming at assessing the social impacts of products and services. Considering the current several methodological and theoretical developments that are...

Assessing potential social impacts of an emerging technology: opportunities and criticalities

Session 12: Addressing the Social Dimension of Sustainability
The topic of social sustainability of products or services is increasingly discussed in research, companies and among policy makers. The new UNEP SETAC 2020 guidelines, concerning the development of a Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA),...

Application of Product Social Impact Assessment at portfolio level

Session 12: Addressing the Social Dimension of Sustainability
Social metrics are gaining relevance for organizations striving to make credible and meaningful impact on sustainable development. The development and application of social metrics guidance and tools is needed, also in the view of future...

Social Life Cycle Assessment of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

Session 12: Addressing the Social Dimension of Sustainability
Various technologies are developed for a successful energy and mobility transition. Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) are one of them as hydrogen offers a cross-sectoral approach for the challenge of matching electricity generation and demand....

Social Risk and Social Performance Evaluation of Battery Raw Materials

Session 10: Life Cycle Innovation in the Transport and Mobility Sector (2)
In the production of electric vehicles, natural resource supply chains are frequently complicated and are rooted worldwide. Electric mobility, which is powered by lithium-ion batteries, requires more natural resources than cars powered by internal combustion...

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