Nine-member Steering Committee established

After a five-day polling period, the Life Cycle Initiative’s first Steering Committee (SC) has been successfully elected. The individual SC members were first voted on by the Initiative members to establish the percentage of votes, and following this, the regional balance rule was applied (whereby each constituency must have three different regions represented).

The following organizations and persons have been elected by the membership to serve on the Committee in the three constituencies (with an indication of their region):


  • IBICT (Latin America and Caribbean)
  • European Commission (Europe)
  • South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) (Asia/Pacific)


  • Plastics Europe (Europe)
  • FICCI (Asia/Pacific)
  • Regenerativa* (Latin America and Caribbean)

Science/Civil Society/Individuals

  • World Resources Forum (Europe)
  • CIRAIG (North America)
  • Jorge Antonio Hilbert (Latin America and the Caribbean)

The full results are given in the Steering Committee election tabulation and explanation (pdf).

The Life Cycle Initiative Secretariat congratulates all the elected SC members, and wishes to thank all the member organizations and individuals that participated in the election, both as candidates and voters. We greatly appreciate this early show of commitment and engagement in our new phase of activities. With this energetic, diverse, and extremely competent Steering Committee, the new work programme and activities are certain to start off on the right track!

The first SC meeting will take place on the 3rd October to get started on the implementation of this exciting new phase in the Life Cycle Initiative. *Note: Regenerativa has replaced The Centre for Environmental Sustainability Studies as Business representative as of October 2017.

A growing membership

The membership of the Life Cycle Initiative is open to all organizations, practitioners and individuals working in the Life Cycle and related fields. The members list is continually getting longer, and we are pleased to now have our Members Directory, with over 130 members, on our website.

Organizations and persons interested to become members can find more information on our membership page.

Welcome to the Life Cycle Initiative!