Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, CARPE Conference 2019: Horizon Europe and beyond

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Life Cycle Sustainability Analysis for Circular Economy
Vanesa G. Lo Iacono Ferreira, Juan Ignacio Torregrosa López

Last modified: 11-09-2019

Abstract


A Life Cycle Sustainability Analysis is a complex assessment that requires time, expertise and quality data. Decision-making boards of industries required live data to manage their business. Although planned changes can be made pursuing innovation and sustainability within a wide timeframe, daily decisions are often driven just by economic indicators. However, many industries are already implementing systems, simple or complex, that allows them to obtain some environmental or social information related to their activities aware that not only economic value foster ther circular economy that our planet needs.

Key performance indicators are excellent information suppliers that can be define either in the economic, social or environmental area of a sustainable analysis. Willing to develop a methodology easy to apply in existing decision-making panels that incorporates social and environmental indicators to fill the gap of a sustianibility analisys, this research group is exploring new protocols and procedures to define customized key performance indicators. The inclusion of key performance indicators based in Life Cycle Assessment in existing management panels will serve as a tool to make the commitment of our European industries with circular economy come true.


Keywords


sustainability life cycle assessment; circular economy; key performance indicator; industry

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