Project Results

Workshop 3 - Practitioner stakeholder workshop on an enhanced LCA methodology for Resources

SUPRIM Practitioner stakeholder workshop on an enhanced LCA methodology for Resources took place on 22nd May 2019 in Berlin as a side session of the Raw Materials Summit 2019. The SUPRIM workshop focused on preliminary results of SUPRIM’s consensus-based search for an LCIA method for abiotic resource use, data concerns of researches, concerns and interests of practitioners and clients.

Representatives of the academic community, sustainability managers and practitioners, sustainability assessment community experts and the representatives of EIT Raw Materials joined this 1-day workshop. Almost 30 articipants shared their views on the ‘preliminary’ results of SUPRIM’s ‘consensus’-based search. The event participants agreed on the importance of stakeholder cooperation and finding common understanding among the stakeholders.

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Workshop 3 - Agenda

Workshop 3 - List of paticipants


Jo Dewulf
Massimo Gasparon
Tobias Kampmann
Dominik Müller
Rodrigo Alvarenga
Jeroen B. Guinee

SUPRIM Newsletter - May 2019

SUPRIM Newsletter

SUPRIM Newsletter is now available. Learn more about the latest development and first results of the SUPRIM project.

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Workshop 2 - Industrial stakeholder workshop on an enhanced LCA methodology, 11 December 2018

The second workshop was organised on the 11th December 2018 in Brussels. 37 participants  joined this 1-day event. This industrial stakeholder workshop was a unique opportunity for the industry contributing to the discussion on LCA methodology, establishing a better agreement of the problem definition, and assisting to develop an amended LCIA method. 

The workshop started with a brief introduction to the basic principles of LCA presented by Dr. Jeroen Guinée (Leiden University). The following presentation by Dr. Corina Hebestreit (Euromines) provided information on the policy instruments and legislation of relevance since 1998 on raw materials and new legislative proposals. Jan Bollen (ArcelorMittal) talked about the ArcelorMittal's perspective on LCIA, indicators, data avilability and Product Environmental Footprint from the industry point of view. Mr. Johannes Drielsma (Euromines) provided a good overniew on resource efficiency indicators and on Euromines experience of the EU Product Environment Footprint.

Second part of the workshop was focusing on communication of SUPRIM results to industry audiences. Jo Dewullf (Ghent University) presented the reasons and objectives of SUPRIM. Dr. Lauran van Oers (Leiden University) provided comprehensive information on WP2 that is focusing on agreed problem definition and method. The issue of assembling the necessary data from two copper mines (Aitik and Cobre las Cruces) was the main focus of the WP3 presentation done by Tobias Kampmann (Luleå University of Technology). Dr. Veronika Sochorová (Euromines) was focusing on project communication and dissemination and the selected channels and tools. The following dabate with workshop participants provided a number of valuable suggestions on future communication.

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Workshop 2 - Agenda

Workshop 2 - List of paticipants


SUPRIM Workshop Report, December 2017

Workshop report

First SUPRIM workshop report was published in May 2018. Learn more about the Results of the Workshop, “Metal and Mineral Resources in LCIA: What’s the problem?”, which took place on 7-8 December, 2017 in Leiden, the Netherlands.

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