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By Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

This e-book information the first techniques of Social existence Cycle overview (S-LCA), integration of social points in product lifestyles cycles, quantification of social affects in S-LCA, impression categorization in S-LCA, methodological features of S-LCA, and distinct case reports. because the societal implications of manufacturing a product are coming to tackle a brand new value, the idea that of Social existence Cycle evaluation has lately been constructed and is changing into more and more popular. notwithstanding, S-LCA remains to be in its infancy and its effect different types for plenty of commercial segments are nonetheless lower than development.

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69). As mentioned earlier, PRPs are acknowledged social standards, norms or practices used as thresholds to distinguish, among the observed practices or behaviors, those that are socially responsible from those that are minimally expected from the organization. One indicator can be related to several PRPs, such as a national or international minimal legal standard, a “best available practice,” an average performance of a company or a group of businesses, etc. Given the Canadian milk production sector’s particularities, the PRPs have mostly been selected according to minimal legal requirements, sectorial standards and average performance, as well as best expected practices based on our own expertise of the sector.

P. -M. Couture Á J. S. -P. Revéret et al. realization of a Social and Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (SELCA) of Canadian Milk. Launched in 2010, this project, which ended in September 2012, was conducted as part of the Dairy Research Cluster. The study was conducted by three partners, two consulting firms (Groupe AGECO and Quantis) and a research center (CIRAIG), based at the Montreal Polytechnic, with a section dedicated to socioecomic life cycle assessment based at the University of Quebec in Montreal.

The results will also serve as a basis for the sustainability agenda of the farmers’ association. This initiative took place within a context where many relevant actors of the industry have been active on the international scene. At the international level, the International Dairy Federation (IDF) promotes the sustainable production of milk and milk-based products through its Dairy Sustainability Framework and the production of a methodology for the lifecycle assessment for the dairy sector.

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