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Special Issue "Social Life Cycle Assessment—The Implementation in Different Sectors"
A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Head of the Institute of Sustainability in Civil Engineering (INaB), RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Tel. + 49 241 80 22761
Interests: life cycle assessment; life cycle sustainability assessment; social life cycle assessment; life cycle costing; resource efficiency
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We call for papers covering the “Social Life Cycle Assessment—The Implementations in Different Sectors” on the scientific background (ontology, epistemology), methods and models (inventory and pathways), tools, data, and case studies.
The social impact generated by a product along its life cycle has gathered a huge interest in the last decade. In several sectors (such as electronic, textile, automotive), the interest of media on the social supply chain risks has been risen. On one hand, several methods, approaches, and tools, as well as databases, have been developed to support companies and NGOs in identifying the social risk along the supply chain. On the other hand, these approaches trace the risks, but they can not measure the added value nor the negative social impact generated by a product along its life cycle. Indeed, in countries or region where bad (working) conditions for workers occur, a company which invests in its human resources and supports its employees should receive a positive reputation, or at least it should have the opportunity to get a major visibility in the market among consumers.
A methodology to measure the social performance is the social life cycle assessment of products (S-LCA). The first guidelines were published by UNEP in 2009 and are now under revision. The last decades have seen a proliferation of several implementations in several sectors but an harmonized methodology has not yet been reached.
The main goal of this special issue is to define the current state of the art of S-LCA and social impact assessment methodologies implemented in different sectors towards a more sustainable way of production.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marzia Traverso
Dr.-Ing. Sabrina Neugebauer
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Resources is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Social impact
- Social life cycle assessment
- Social risk assessment
- Social impact pathways