On the occasion of the 15th edition of PRODURABLE, the largest European meeting of actors and solutions for the sustainable economy, our team will give a presentation on this issue on Tuesday September 13th between 11:30 and 12:00.
Palais des Congrès de Paris │September 13 & 14th, 2022 │ Stand PU02-3
The EVEA team is now authorized to participate in the Diag Décarbon'action program launched by the ADEME and BPI France's call for projects for SMEs and micro businesses, in collaboration with the Association Bilan Carbone (ABC).
This program allows companies to measure their greenhouse gas emissions, to define an action plan to reduce them and to be accompanied for the implementation.
Discover the Diag Décarbon'action program here
On July 5, EVEA gave two presentations at French chemistry think tank Adebiotech’s symposium “Sustainable bio-based surfactants” on the environmental implications of surfactants. The two-day symposium took place in the Parisian suburb of Romainville.
EVEA’s Agro-resources & Green chemistry director, Samuel Causse, gave both presentations on the second day. The first presentation was on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as a methodology and how it can be used as a decision-making tool in the development of environmental, social and industrial products and services. The second was on the application of LCA to different surfactants (petrochemical, green chemistry and biotechnical) and how to improve environmental performance for each kind of surfactant. The presentations were both followed by lots of interaction with the audience; audience members and other presenters alike had several questions on EVEA’s presentations and on the environmental evaluation sector in general.
Other subjects covered during the symposium included international regulations for chemical substances containing surfactants, surfactants’ implications in agro-chemistry and public water sources, and others. By using cases from our own work at EVEA, we were able to contribute an environmental and social perspective to one of the larger conversations at the symposium on chemical use, and particularly surfactants, in consumer products.
Special thanks to Adebiotech’s Sylvio Bengio, Givaudan’s Alexis Rannou and SEPPIC’s Sébastien Duprat de Paule for inviting EVEA and facilitating our presence!
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From April 24-26 in Paris, a group of LCA specialists currently participating in the UNEP’s Life Cycle Initiative met with a number of academics and LCA consultants who pioneered the development of social LCA. Marie Vuaillat, EVEA’s Mission Director and primary Social LCA expert, participated.
The goal of this workshop was to update the international guidelines for the use of social LCA and to develop a new version of the guide that covers them. 10 years after the publication of the first UNEP/SETAC guide on social LCA, interest in the subject has increased considerably; several new methods, data, and case studies have since been published that subsequently contributed to its evolution. Updating the guidelines became a necessary next step.
Topics of discussion at the workshop included typologies of social LCA, current social LCA guidelines and how they should be presented in the new guide, and how to communicate on and critically review social projects.
This was an opportunity for EVEA to contribute our expertise in social LCA, and to continue to strengthen it. On a larger scale it helped us continue working towards our overall mission: to always practice the best LCA methods and to share our expertise with others.
The next step for the development of the guide is a pilot phase, where use of the guide will be tested by businesses before its publication in April 2020.
If participation in the pilot phase interests you, or if you want to know more about EVEA’s role in this project, contact us!
To know more about the revision of the social LCA guidelines, please visit the Social LC Alliance’s website.
Participants in the workshop included social LCA specialists from PRé Consultants, LCA 2.0, CIRAIG, University of Ghent, University of Aachen, and others.