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Global Guidance Principles Conformance Criteria

The UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative has been developing conformance criteria to allow assessment of the practical conformance of a given LCA database to the “Global Guidance Principles on LCA Databases” (also called “Shonnan Global Guidance Principles”) published under the auspices of the LC Initiative in 2011[1]. A draft proposal of Conformance Criteria has been produced following up a discussion workshop held in Bordeaux on 3 and 4 September.

The Life Cycle Initiative is seeking broad feedback from the community on this proposal. Feedback is welcome on ALL criteria! Note that a few of them (marked in red along the document) are still under discussion among the authors. All criteria will be further discussed in the next face to face workshop in May 2016.

Please provide your comments and suggestions by 15 December in the attached template (right click the link to download). Your feedback will be included in the next discussions in SETAC Nantes (22-26 May 2016, TBC).

Please send your comments to consultations (at) lifecycleinitiative.org


[1] Global Guidance Principles for Life Cycle Assessment Databases – A basis for Greener Processes and Products – UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative – UNEP- 2011