The LCA Award aims to enhance the capacity to apply life cycle thinking around the world, by generating local life cycle data, knowledge and application.

This year’s list of awarded proposals is presented in the table below.

Project titleCountry of Origin

Type of Project

(1. Development of environmental LCA,

2. Social LCA)

leading the project
1LCA on sharing bikes for eco-design and sustainable supply chain managementChina1Beijing DiDi Infinity Technology Development Co., Ltd
2LCA study of environmental & social impacts of niche textile productsIndia1Council for Research on Policy and Govenance
4Walk the talk: Gyro’s LCSABrazil1+2Federal University of Technology – Paraná
3Assessment of the life cycle of a vertically integrated waste collection, processing and disposal company and promotion of the life cycle concept in KazakhstanKazakhstan1The Center “Cooperation for Sustainable Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan”
5LCA based Environmental Impact Assessment towards development of Eco-Friendly Textile Manufacturing Sector in Sri LankaSri Lanka1National Cleaner Production Centre, Sri Lanka (NCPC Sri Lanka)
6Study of Environmental and Social Impacts of a Silk Saree Using Life Cycle Assessment ToolIndia1+2Lady Irwin College, New Delhi
7Life cycle sustainability assessment of housing sector in Santa Clara cityCuba1Faculty of Economic Sciences, Central University of Las Villas (UCLV), Cuba
8Using Social Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA) to assess the social impacts of the recycling system in the canton of Cuenca, EcuadorEcuador2University of Cuenca. Department of Space and Population (DIEP by its acronym in Spanish)
9Recovery, revitalization and diversification of traditional knowledge in fermented and distilled beverages in Santander and Boyacá communitiesColombia2Foundation for sustainable tropical agricultural production UTA

Special thanks to the following LCA tools providers for their great support (alphabetical order): ecoinvent (ecoinvent 3.3), IKE (eFootprint software and CLCD Database), ifu Hamburg – member of the iPoint group (Umberto), New Earth B (Social Hotspots Database) and PRé Sustainability (SimaPro).

We also acknowledge and thank our valued partner the World Resources Forum for assisting with the coordination of this activity.