1. UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative’s “Hotspots Analysis” now open for public comments

    October 7, 2014

    Hotspots analysis provides a ressource efficient approach to identify and address relevant processes and impacts (on environment, society or other sustainability issues)  in production, manufacturing and supply chains. The approach is already frequently applied in different contexts by a variety of stakeholders including businesses, policy makers or academia. The UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative launched its Flagship Project “Hotspots Analysis: mapping of existing methodologies, tools and guidance and initial recommendations for the development of global guidance” with the ultimate aim to produce:

    • a common methodological framework and global guidance for sustainability hotspots analysis;
    • a protocol for the appropriate use and communication of sustainability information derived from hotspots analysis; and,
    • to evaluate and, if possible, implement a range of options to bring together the findings from existing hotspots studies to provide a richer, global picture of sustainability hotspots in the economy and society

    The first phase which included a mapping on existing hotspot methodologies from various applications is almost finished and now open for public comments. The latest version of the report can be reviewed here. To provide feedback please use this online format.

    The comment period closes on 29th October 2014. Publication of the final report is scheduled for December 2014.

    2nd PEF World Summit (268)Mark Barthel, WRAP @ 2nd PEF World Summit: “Global Principles and Practices for Hotspots Analysis”


  2. Photos of the 2nd PEF World Summit are now available

    The 2nd PEF World Summit was a great success! Feel free browsing through our pictures below and resume two days of inspiring discussions and intensive dialogues around the Product Environmental Footprint:

  3. WBCSD releases sector guidance for environmental footprint of chemical products

    October 6, 2014

    Within the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) leading chemical sector companies launched the “Reaching Full Potential” project in 2012/2013. The project aims at supporting value chain collaboration and harmonized approaches to sustainability measurement to trigger the move to more sustainable consumption and production patterns. At last weeks’ 2nd PEF World Summit Andrea Brown of WBCSD and Henk Bosch of DSM presented the recently published “Life Cycle Metrics for Chemical Products” which provides sector guidance to assess and report on the environmental footprint of products, based on life cycle assessment. The guideline aims at compliance with the requirements of the EU Product Environmental Footprint Guide – differences in the impact assessment (indicators, models or sources) are indicated.

    The guideline is now available here.

    The Reaching Full Potential working group: Aditya Birla Group, AkzoNobel; BASF; DSM; Eastman Chemical; Evonik Industries; Henkel; SABIC; SCG Chemicals Company; Solvay; Mitsubishi Chemical

  4. First Day of PEF Summit started

    October 1, 2014

    Have you seen the Welcome Speech of Euan Murray (TSC) and Guido Axmann (THEMA1) this morning in our Live Stream? Click here to follow some of today’s sessions of the 2nd PEF World Summit.

    Impressions of the first PEF Morning:



    All of this year’s speakers at a glance:













  5. Livestream of 2nd PEF World Summit Sessions | 01 October

    September 30, 2014

    The Livestream will start on this webpage (http://live.pef-world-forum.org) on Wednesday 1st of October 2014, 8.30am (CEST).

    Please note: Only the presentations of this first conference day of the 2nd PEF World Summit will be streamed. You can find the full programme on http://www.pef-world-forum.org/summit/2nd-pef-world-summit/.

    We look forward to sharing the first conference day of the TSC Member Summit & 2nd PEF World Summit with you!

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    The PEF & TSC team