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Sustainability Toolkit for easY Life-cycle Evaluation

Objective

The SPIRE Roadmap calls for an industry-focused study of current sustainability assessment approaches across the process industries, with the aim of identifying and promoting a suitable ‘toolkit’.
Project STYLE is an industry-led consortium representing a broad spread of process industry sectors with numerous products that cross sector boundaries through their value chains. Partner organisations (Britest, ArcelorMittal, Carmeuse, Holcim, RDC Environment, IVL, Solvay, Tata Steel, Utrecht University and Veolia) bring together a wealth of knowledge and experience in the use of tools for sustainability assessment. Active stakeholder engagement/support from public and private sector organisations, national standardisation bodies and industry associations from project inception, will ensure focus and clarity in addressing the challenges identified in the call.
Project STYLE has three key objectives, to:
1. Identify best practice in sustainability evaluation, across sectors and through value chains via inventory and classification of established approaches.
2. Test and deliver a practical toolkit for sustainability evaluation of processes and products, spanning multiple sectors and easily usable by non-practitioners of LCA.
3. Determine gaps, through critical assessment and validation, and identify future research needs to improve the toolkit and ensure broad applicability across sectors.
Industrial partners in the project will provide the cross-sectoral case study opportunities for testing existing partner tools and selected tools identified through the inventory and classification stages. The research and consultancy partners will ensure that the project methodology is rigorous, sufficiently wide-ranging and that recommendations are validated and consistent with the best world-wide standards. Dissemination of project outputs via and in collaboration with the stakeholder groups will promote uptake and increase the EU knowledge base for sustainability evaluation.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2014
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

BRITEST LBG
Address
Garsington Road 9400 Oxford Business Park
OX4 2HN Oxford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 161 562,50

Participants (9)

ARCELORMITTAL MAIZIERES RESEARCH SA
France
EU contribution
€ 13 125
Address
Rue Andre Campra 6 Immeuble Le Cezanne
93200 Saint Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CARMEUSE RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 13 500
Address
Boulevard De Lauzelle 65
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HOLCIM EMERGING EUROPE SERVICES SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 5 000
Address
Ševčenkova 34
851 01 Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 74 750
Address
Po Box 21060
100 31 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
RDC ENVIRONMENT SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 62 200
Address
Avenue Gustave Demey 57
1160 Brussels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RHODIA OPERATIONS
France
EU contribution
€ 40 000
Address
25 Rue De Clichy
75009 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TATA STEEL UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 38 320
Address
Millbank 30
SW1P 4WY London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 56 781,25
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION SNC
France
EU contribution
€ 32 277,50
Address
Chemin De La Digue
78600 Maisons Laffitte
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)