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Positive impacts in social life cycle assessment: state of the art and the way forward

Positive impacts in social life cycle assessment: state of the art and the way forward Int J Life Cycle Assess (2018) 23:406–421 DOI 10.1007/s11367-016-1169-7 SOCIAL LCA IN PROGRESS Positive impacts in social life cycle assessment: state of the art and the way forward 1,2 3 4 1 Silvia Di Cesare & Federica Silveri & Serenella Sala & Luigia Petti Received: 17 July 2015 /Accepted: 12 July 2016 /Published online: 2 September 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Abstract (UNEP/SETAC 2009). This review was carried out in order to Purpose Social life cycle assessment (SLCA) is a methodol- identify and analyse positive impacts and indicators. After ogy under continuous development, which may be applied at careful scrutiny, 47 papers containing theoretical frameworks different scales: from products to economic sectors up to sys- were considered, as well as 46 papers presenting case studies. tems at region (meso) and country (macro) scales. Results and discussion Compared to environmental life cycle Traditionally, SLCA has been focusing on the assessment of assessment (E-LCA), where the presence of positive impacts negative social externalities, whereas also positive social im- is lower, evaluating benefits or positive impacts can still play a pacts could be associated to human interventions. The purpose major role in SLCA (Benoît et al. 2010). A quarter of the of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment Springer Journals

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Environment; Environment, general; Environmental Economics; Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology; Environmental Chemistry
ISSN
0948-3349
eISSN
1614-7502
DOI
10.1007/s11367-016-1169-7
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Abstract

Int J Life Cycle Assess (2018) 23:406–421 DOI 10.1007/s11367-016-1169-7 SOCIAL LCA IN PROGRESS Positive impacts in social life cycle assessment: state of the art and the way forward 1,2 3 4 1 Silvia Di Cesare & Federica Silveri & Serenella Sala & Luigia Petti Received: 17 July 2015 /Accepted: 12 July 2016 /Published online: 2 September 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Abstract (UNEP/SETAC 2009). This review was carried out in order to Purpose Social life cycle assessment (SLCA) is a methodol- identify and analyse positive impacts and indicators. After ogy under continuous development, which may be applied at careful scrutiny, 47 papers containing theoretical frameworks different scales: from products to economic sectors up to sys- were considered, as well as 46 papers presenting case studies. tems at region (meso) and country (macro) scales. Results and discussion Compared to environmental life cycle Traditionally, SLCA has been focusing on the assessment of assessment (E-LCA), where the presence of positive impacts negative social externalities, whereas also positive social im- is lower, evaluating benefits or positive impacts can still play a pacts could be associated to human interventions. The purpose major role in SLCA (Benoît et al. 2010). A quarter of the of

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The International Journal of Life Cycle AssessmentSpringer Journals

Published: Sep 2, 2016

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