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To achieve the social & ecological transition of our society through the “Life assessment” approach.


  • to improve sustainable evaluation methods, in particular the development of social indicators and modeling social aspects: improvement, harmonization and operationalization of sustainable methods for environmental evaluation
  • to improve the scientific basis, on   social and environmental performance, of services and products
  • to support markets to be favorably open to products and services with lesser environmental and social impact



  • improve models for the evaluation of environmental impact
  • develop social indicators
  • enhance access to, and the use of, sustainability evaluation tools for and by industry

Training and higher education

  • industry employees and their clients
  • students (postgraduate and Phd)

The dissemination of “life cycle” thinking

  • international scientific networks
  • by means of conferences and publications
  • partners of the public and private sectors
  • members of the public


  • Public and private partnership between researchers and industry
  • the “life cycle” approach and evaluation method of the life cycle (LCA)
  • focus on the management of natural ressources and sectors
  • active contribution to the harmonization and standardization of methods and tools


Research in environmental LCA

  • biodiversity
  • water use (including water impact)
  • using soils
  • emission of impacts on the quality of ecosystems (ecotoxity, eutrophization) and human health

Research in social LCA

  • anticipate on the effects of psychosocial factors on the job market
  • quantify the relationship between health and income inequality

Training and Higher education

  • developing and implementing courses
  • developing educational material (online and face to face)
  • organising seminars and an international conference (2016)
  • promoting knowledge of the workplace to students
  • case studies from our industrial partners for the development of methodology
  • collaborating with the International academy of the life cycle, in Barcelona (Spain)


  • active contribution to groups of experts from the UNEP-SETAC Life Cycle Initiative such as WULCA (Water Use In LCA) and on ecosystems qualityorganising the SETAC Case Study Symposium in 2016
  • organising the SETAC Case Study Symposium in 2016
  • scientific publications in international scientific journals and seminar conferences
  • (the press, partners)

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