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LCA Discussion Forum 81 @ZHAW Wädenswil

Changing the service economy: How to harmonize and compare LCA in the service industry

Today, service industries – i.e. finance, insurance, health care, tourism, transport, and telecom – are responsible for 75% of GDP in both the European Union and in Switzerland. While there are European and Global Standards for the environmental assessment of products as well as of companies, we currently lack specific guidelines that deal with the environmental assessment of services.

This forum will cover the various challenges for LCA of services such as the choice of functional unit or the question of comparability. Discussions about which types of functional units are possible and useful, how to deal with multi-output service processes as common in the service industry, and which approaches are suitable for a fair comparison of service companies and their output. 

Ideally, the forum will help reaching recommendation on the use of approaches for the environmental analysis of services and of companies in the service industry.

To register for the LCA Discussion Forum 81, please use the following link. For more information, please see the flyer(PDF 488,8 KB).


Von: 15. September 2022
Bis: 15. September 2022


ZHAW, Campus Grüental, Gebäude GA, Aula Hauptgebäude, Wädenswil
Grüentalstrasse 14
8820 Wädenswil


ZHAW Forschungsgruppe Ökobilanzierung