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.
From May 15 to 17, the EVEA team got together for our bi-annual company meeting and celebrated our 2-year anniversary of becoming a SCOP! This is a nationally recognized and respected form of company governance in France where permanent employees are automatically associates and participate actively in decision-making processes. During various meetings, workshops and team-building activities, we were able to review our business activity over the last 6 months and work on how to move forward together.
At our headquarters in Nantes, we hosted our employees from all around France to discuss shared governance as well as company goals for the next 10 years. We also announced the official integration of our newest associates: Pauline Roignant, Lucas Giard, Louis-Joseph Falcoz and Sylvain Cleder. Welcome aboard!
We have grown considerably since 2018; EVEA is now a team of 40 people, 23 of which are associates. Over the past year we’ve seen a great display of talent from our employees in their projects, and we are proud of their determination to help all of our clients in their environmental pursuits!
We also were happy to have Isabelle Duchemin from iD STRATEGY & ORGANISATION (iDSO) and Guillaume Queguiner from l'Union Régionale des SCOP de l'Ouest (Western Regional Union of SCOPs). Thank you for your participation!
Denis Hubert, Director of EVEA’s software department, has completed ISO/IEC 27001 certification for our information system.
This certification recognizes that the company has defined and implemented the best practices available for the security of our information management systems.
It allows us to secure the confidentiality of sensitive information and improve the overall performance and effectiveness, systematically examine the security risks and implement a coherent set of security controls.