Get involved: Become a Life Cycle Initiative member

The Life Cycle Initiative is a public-private, multi-stakeholder partnership enabling the global use of credible life cycle knowledge by private and public decision makers. As we move into a new phase of programmes promoting life cycle knowledge and thinking, the Life Cycle Initiative has designed a new governance structure. This new, more ambitious phase in the Initiative’s development reflects the growing need for an engaged and active membership base, including institutional members from three broad constituencies (government, business, science and civil society), and individual members from science and civil society.

The Secretariat of the Life Cycle Initiative invites you and/or your institution to join us as we move into an exciting and highly active period, delivering strong results for all stakeholders in the years to come. Please download the membership application form and return signed (with your organization logo if relevant) to

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The Life Cycle Initiative welcomes new members

Who should participate?

Industries may participate because:

  • They will be able to identify cost-effective, sustainable solutions along the whole life cycle.
  • Their voice will be heard in multi-stakeholder activities.
  • They will increase their competitive advantage by developing and selling more sustainable products and services.

Governments may participate because:

  • They will be able to link their national initiatives to the global life cycle initiative in the field of LCM and LCA.
  • They will be among the outstanding countries/regions in promoting a life cycle economy.
  • They will provide better access to training for producers and consumers in their country and worldwide.

Research Centres and Institutes may participate because:

  • They can address new issues related to life cycle approaches and sustainability not yet examined in the initiative.
  • Their expertise can directly contribute to changing unsustainable consumption and production patterns.
  • They can share their knowledge in the fields of LCM, LCI and LCIA methods.

Consumer Organisations and NGOs may participate because:

  • The initiative can increase their awareness, helping them to facilitate more sustainable consumer behaviour.
  • They will have a global forum to inform people all over the world about the benefits of a life cycle economy.
  • They can address poverty alleviation and North/South inequalities as well as other issues.

Foundations may participate because the initiative can:

  • Achieve and sustain a healthy planet and livelihood.
  • Promote change in sustainable policies.
  • Facilitate progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of environmental problems.

Individuals can become active members in the Initiative’s work programme.