C5.4 Further Information



The European Union’s website on Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle thinking:




EcoSMEs website http://www.ecosmes.net


UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative http://www.lifecycleinitiative.org/


WRAP has completed a number of LCA reports, which are available on their website. Enter “LCA” in the search box (top left of their website): http://www.wrap.org.uk/

The Royal Society for Chemistry has prepared a briefing note “Environment, Health and Safety Committee Note on: Life Cycle Assessment”, which is available here: C5.4 RCS Briefing Note on LCA

The British Standard relating to Life Cycle Assessment is BS EN ISO 14044:2006 “Environmental Management – Life cycle Assessment – Requirements and Guidelines”. This is available from BSI.


A Dutch University (Universiteit Leiden, Institute of Environmental Sciences), issued a guidance document: “Life Cycle Assessment – An operational Guide to the ISO Standards, Final Report” in May 2001. This is available below:

C5 – LCA Report – Pt1

C5 – LCA Report – Pt2a

C5 – LCA Report – Pt2b

C5 – LCA Report – Pt3


This article in the Guardian discusses a renewed interest in LCA: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/coming-interest-life-cycle-assessment