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Life Cycle Workshop

We kindly like to invite you to the Life Cycle Workshop 2019 taking place on 26 June in Reutlingen!

The one-day workshop is the kick-off for the iPoint event fw:transparency. The aim of the event is to enhance business transparency with regard to sustainability and compliance. Therefore, the main topic of the Life Cycle Workshop will be "Transparency requires a life cycle perspective".

The following topics will be addressed on June 26th:

  • Taking a life cycle perspective to improve environmental performance
  • CO2 balances and measures to reduce emissions
  • Life Cycle Assessments for assessing and reducing environmental impacts
  • Circular Economy and Circular Business Models
Life Cycle Workshop

Secure your seat

Register now to secure one of the limited workshop at the price of 299 € plus VAT. Decide flexibly whether you only want to participate in the Life Cycle Workshop or stay another day for the fw:transparency "Gain Insights". Of course you shouldn't miss the networking event in the evening!

  • Day 1 (26 June): Life Cycle Workshop
  • From 17.15 h: Networking at the evening event
  • Day 2 (June 27) optional: "Gain Insights" with best practices for more transparency in the areas of supply chain, operations, products and processes (free of charge).

The registration deadline ended on 14 June 2019. Unfortunately, registration is no longer possible at this time. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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Check out the program

Don’t miss the interesting presentations. Due to the high international interest in the topic, the workshop will be held in English.

  • Introduction: Product and process transparency hand in hand | Martina Prox, ifu Hamburg

  • Taking a life cycle perspective according to ISO 14001 - Strategic and operational challenges in practice | Mladen Boskic, Doppelmayr Seilbahnen | ► Read abstract

  • Does an LCA reveal green lies? Experiences from different case studies | Marten Stock, ifu Hamburg

  • Comparative LCA for reusable and one-way packaging in automotive supply chains | Timo Galitz, CHEP Automotive and Industrial Solutions | ► Read abstract

  • Life Cycle Assessment & Life Cycle Costing as enabler for Circular Economy Strategies | Elena Wege, Robert Bosch | ► Read abstract

  • Electric mobility - The sustainable solution? | Dr.-Ing. Kirsten Biemann, ifeu - Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung Heidelberg

  • Sustainability in the aerospace sector - Insights in the Airbus LCA project | Vincent Ackenhausen, Altran Deutschland

  • World Café „Transparency requires a life cycle perspective“
    * Digitalization: LCA & Blockchain
       Ivo Mersiowsky, Quiridium & Jan Hedemann, ifu Hamburg
    * Transparency challenges with focus on ISO 14001
       Mladen Boskic, Doppelmayr & Simon Schnabel, ifu Hamburg
    * Good practices - Transparency through LCA
       Jessica Andreasson, Volvo & Martina Prox, ifu Hamburg
    Linking Resource efficiency and LCA
       Moderation: Julia Schindler, INEC &
    Patrick Lenard, ifu Hamburg
    * Transparency of Life Cycle Inventory data
       Kirsten Biemann, ifeu & Marten Stock, ifu Hamburg
    * Umberto Experience Exchange
       Vincent Ackenhausen, Altran & Johann Peters, ifu Hamburg

  • How Digitalization will improve access and use of life cycle information | Jan Hedemann, ifu Hamburg

  • Panel discussion “Role of a life cycle perspective for a sustainable Circular Economy” | Moderation: Martina Prox, ifu Hamburg
    Jessica Andreasson, Volvo
    Andreas Kröhling, Deutsche Telekom
    Dr. Katrin Ostertag, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research
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Afterwards: Networking at the Evening Event with music, drinks, and finger food on the terrace with a beautiful view over the city of Reutlingen

Life Cycle Workshop

Review Life Cycle Workshop 2017

Kurs nehmen auf eine nachhaltigere Wirtschaft

The Life Cycle Workshop 2017 took place on September 21st in Hamburg under the motto ‘’Opening doors together & setting course for a more sustainable economy’’.

During the last Life Cycle Workshop, 60 participants from different branches out of industry, consulting, research and development created a stimulating exchange and discussion about topics related to sustainability.

All approved presentations from 2017 are available for download (sorry only in German).

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This is what workshop participants say

Life Cycle Workshop

"We were involved with the topic in a pilot project when we received the invitation to the Life Cycle Workshop. It was very helpful that open problems were addressed, and solutions were presented at the workshop. We were asking ourselves exactly these questions: How do you get suitable data sets? Are all data well maintained? How can we check that?
I also really liked the open workshop atmosphere, so that we could easily get into conversation with each other. This is probably due to the fact that the topic is relatively new and there are no established ways of thinking or structures yet".

Bianka Engelmann, EHS Manager and Waste Management, Wago Kontakttechnik GmbH & Co. KG

CO2 Berechnungen zu erstellen

"I was particularly interested in the CO2 analyses today. We want to find out whether it is possible to create CO2 calculations for our customers based on an existing Umberto model. If, for example, we have created an energy balance for a company, we would like to develop an LCA model from it and draw the CO2 calculation from the energy evaluation. It is very inspiring for me to find out how other companies use the LCA software, because each user approaches the use of Umberto in their own way and shows the different possibilities that the software offers."

Kenneth Buch, Energy engineer, SI Energi & Klima

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