Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment for SMEs online workshop
13th March 2023, 10:00 – 12:00 CET
How does this LCSA methodology apply to SMEs? What benefits does it offer and how does it mesh with all the other policy initiatives of the European Green Deal?
These are the topics that will be discussed during the workshop “Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment for SMEs”, which will be held on Monday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The event is aimed at all SMEs interested in understanding how to apply the Orienting’s LCSA methodology to their own reality. It will also be the opportunity to receive an overview of key European policy initiatives and on the role that an LCSA methodology can play in this context, from the perspective of the three main categories of the regulatory landscape:
- Product design: with the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation focused on stimulating the production of products that are energy efficient, last longer, use recycled materials, and based on circular business models.
- Governance: represented by the Corporate Due Diligence Directive aimed at promoting sustainable and responsible corporate behaviour along global value chains.
- Transparency/Communication: with the Digital Product Passport designed to provide easy access to useful data about a product and its supply chain, and the Green Claims Directive that intends to help consumers make more informed choices about the products they buy.
The workshop will be divided into two parts:
- Part one: introduction to the LCSA methodology for SMEs and its role in the framework of key European policy initiatives on sustainability.
- Part two: panel discussion on the topics of LCSA methodology that will engage all participants, the experts and three SMEs, industrial partners of the Orienting project.
For more information about the workshop and the agenda, click here.
Due to the high number of requests received, we decided to open registration again and add more places to the event. The number of participants remains limited, so hurry up and register below! Priority will be given to SMEs.
Online Workshop to discuss on the ORIENTING LCSA methodology
30th June 2022
As stakeholders of the ORIENTING project, you are invited to participate in a brainstorming session on the main results of the open consultation process that was launched on the 5th of May. The Orienting team has processed your valuable comments and suggestions about the LCSA draft methodology, so now it’s time to focus on the most relevant points.
The event will be divided into two parts: in the first one, we will present in more detail the draft ORIENTING LCSA methodology and the key points that emerged from the consultation. In the second part, participants will have the opportunity to interact in the brainstorming session on the main themes of the open consultation. During the registration you can express your preference to participate in only one of the two parts or in both.
To ensure the effectiveness of the workshop, the numbers of participants is limited, and the ‘first come, first served’ rule is applied.
This is a private event for ORIENTING stakeholders.
Not registered yet? Please register at Orienting – Stakeholders registration.
This workshop will be open upon registration. Deadline for the registration is June the 26th.
|09.30||Welcome and presentations||Alessandra Zamagni – Ecoinnovazione|
|09:40||Introduction to the workshop: Presentation of the goal of the workshop||Alessandra Zamagni – Ecoinnovazione|
|09:50||Presentation of the ORIENTING Project:|
Why, What and How Orienting is developing a life cycle approach for assessing the sustainability of products
|Mauro Cordella – Tecnalia & ORIENTING Project Coordinator|
|10:10||Introduction to the key pillars and characteristics of the LCSA methodology Presentation about the LCSA draft methodology||Hanna Pihkola – VTT|
|10.40||Key outcomes from the consultation||Alessandra Zamagni – Ecoinnovazione|
|10:55||Brainstorming session||All participants|
|12:50||Wrap up & Conclusions||All speakers|
|13:00||End of workshop|
Open consultation on the draft ORIENTING LCSA methodology
9th May – 3rd June 2022
The draft LCSA methodology of ORIENTING will be open for consultation from the 9th of May to 3rd June. All registered stakeholders are kindly invited to check the document in the stakeholders space of Orienting website: we look forward to receiving your constructive input and proactive suggestions!
For accessing the document, you need to be registered as stakeholder of ORIENTING.
If you have any questions you can contact the Orienting Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Product Circularity. Insights from Industry
19th May 2022 | 4.00 – 5.00 PM CET (3.00 – 4.00 PM GMT)
ORIENTING is an EU H2020 project aimed at developing an operational methodology for the life cycle sustainability assessment of products supporting decisions towards the circular economy.
The Centre for Sustainable Design® at UCA is completing research into product circularity and product social considerations in design and development, that will feed into the project.
The webinar will take place via Zoom, where findings will be presented on product circularity based on 21 in-depth qualitative interviews conducted with industry between August 2021 and March 2022.
The webinar will highlight:
- Identified Product Circularity (PC) Strategies and implementation
- Defining Circularity
- Measuring circularity in the context of LCA’s
- Barriers identified for implementing Product Circularity
- Key drivers (PC)
- PC links to Orienting methodology
- PC starter checklist
The event is free of charge, but you will need to register with email@example.com by sending your name, job, title and organisation. On receipt, you will be sent instructions to join the webinar. More information is available at the following link.
Product Social Issues. Insights from Industry
23rd May 2022 | 4.00 – 5.00 PM CET (3.00 – 4.00 PM GMT)
ORIENTING is an EU H2020 project aimed at developing an operational methodology for the life cycle sustainability assessment of products supporting decisions towards the circular economy. The Centre for Sustainable Design® at UCA is completing research into product circularity and product social considerations in design and development, that will feed into the project.
The webinar will take place via Zoom, where findings will be presented on product social considerations based on 21 in-depth qualitative interviews conducted with industry between August 2021 and March 2022.
The webinar will highlight:
- What are Product Social (PC) issues?
- Defining Social Topics within Design and Development
- Identified PS Topics within Industry
- Measuring Social Impact
- Barriers identified for implementing PS Considerations
- PS links to Orienting methodology
Registration The event is free of charge, but you will need to register with firstname.lastname@example.org by sending your name, job title and organisation. On receipt, you will be sent instructions to join the webinar. More information is available at the following link: https://cfsd.org.uk/projects/orienting/webinars/webinar2/.
Launch webinar for the ORIENTING LCSA methodology
5th May 2022 – webinar
This webinar will introduce the audience to the draft LCSA methodology of ORIENTING and launch the open consultation process.
This webinar will be open upon registration.
ORIENTING 1st General Assembly
28 October 2021 – meeting
This meeting will present and discuss the progress of the project in its first year of life: which work has been done and which one is to come in the next months.
This is a private event for ORIENTING partners.
10th International Conference on Life Cycle Management
5-8 September 2021 – conference
ORIENTING project is present on the conference. September 7th, Mauro Cordella, from Tecnalia, and Paolo Masoni, from Ecoinnovazione, chair the session “Operationalising Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment”, with a presentation by Isadora Hackenhaar, from Ghent University.
Take a look to the LCM Conference program.
Stakeholders’ workshop on users’ needs, based on a life cycle approach
23 April 2021 – webinar
If you want to participate in the workshop and be engaged in ORIENTING, please register as a stakeholder in the button below and you will receive soon the link for the event.
Read our news for more information and the workshop’s agenda.