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  • Deadline registration onsite participation

      Thanks to the high interest, we are fast approaching the target number for onsite participants. To guarantee quality service for all participants, registration for onsite participation will be closed on 20th August 2022. From then only online participation registration will be possible. We look forward to meeting you all in Aachen!!!  

  • Keynote Speech by Mr Nathan Fabian

    Chief Responsible Investment Officer at PRI and Chairperson at European Platform on Sustainable Finance. "Ensuring the financial system doesn’t undermine environmental and social goals, that it contributes positively where it can and that it enables other parts of society to do the same."

  • 100+ abstracts submitted

    A big thank you to all  for this important milestone! A wide variety of topics are addressed by authors and co-authors from 4 continents. High level of interdisciplinarity. The review process is ongoing and will be followed by the conference program.

  • Join us for a Hybrid S-LCA Conference

    A hybrid conference is aimed at facilitating the participation of a wide range of stakeholders worldwide. Delivering the objectives of the conference during these uncertain times. Resilience in conferencing. Registration and hybrid related conditions are addressed in the conference registration structure.  

  • Keynote Speech by  Mrs Zakia Khattabi

    Belgian Minister of Climate, Environment, Sustainable Development and Green Deal. "The social phenomena, our conception of the world, the rules of our societies are constructed, created and then institutionalized. From the same train of thought, deconstruction and reconstruction of reality are possible as desired."

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Welcome to the 8th International Conference of S-LCA

The International Conference of Social Life Cycle Assessment is the main event to present current methodological developments and best practices in social life cycle assessment (S-LCA). The 8th edition of the conference will take place in a hybrid format from 5th-8th September 2022 in Aachen, Germany. The theme chosen for this edition is “Leave No One Behind”, reflecting the central role that stakeholders play towards social wellbeing.

The Leave No One Behind (LNOB) Principle is central to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets, which are inherently inclusive by design. LNOB represents the unequivocal commitment of all UN Member States to eradicate poverty in all its forms, end discrimination and exclusion, and reduce the inequalities and vulnerabilities that leave people behind and undermine the potential of individuals and of humanity as a whole.

In many ways, this principle embraces and has an impact on the three dimensions of sustainable development. Indeed the potential of individuals is heavily affected by their environment, social and economic conditions. LNOB means addressing these dimensions for each individual.  The principle also closely mirrors the central role that stakeholders play in ensuring wellbeing. On the one hand, social impacts are measured on stakeholder categories and on the other hand the required expertise, policies, technical infrastructure, methodological development, data have to be provided by stakeholders.

To meaningfully assess social impacts and effect change, we therefore need governing bodies, industry, civil society and academia sitting at the same table. S-LCA 2022 Conference aims to achieve exactly this, to provide a platform where various stakeholders can be considered and contribute in completing the human wellbeing puzzle.

Main Sponsor of the 8th International Conference of S-LCA

Your contact person regarding content

Rebecca Todzey
Institut für Nachhaltigkeit im Bauwesen (INaB)
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Str. 1 | D-52074 Aachen
Tel.: +49 (0)241  80-22760

Your contact person regarding organizational matters

Julia Breuer
RWTH International Academy
Campus-Boulevard 30 | D-52074 Aachen
Tel.: +49 (0)241  80-97861