septiembre 9, 2009
SPOLD @ 2.-0 LCA consultants
What is (was) SPOLD?
SPOLD was an association of industries (among them Ciba , Danfoss, Dow Corning, Electricite de France, Procter & Gamble, and Unilever) interested in accelerating the development of life-cycle assessment (LCA) as an accepted management tool for the necessary restructuring of company policies towards sustainable development.
After its start in 1992, SPOLD mobilised considerable financial resources to accelerate the development of sound LCA methodology and to make LCA an accepted management tool. Its activities resulted in a number of publications, starting with the LCA sourcebook that presented basic information on LCA techniques, practitioners, and data sources. Monographs on impact assessment in the use of LCA and LCA application in various fields followed. In 1995, SPOLD launched the project “Winning Acceptance”, to create a constructive dialogue and build consensus between the industry, governments, environmentalists, professional groups, and academic institutions resulting in a synthesis report on the social value of LCA