Whitepaper - Guidance for conducting LCAs for metals and metal products
A whitepaper providing guidance for conducting LCAs for metals and metal products.
The mining and metals industry adopted life cycle based tools and concepts over a decade ago. However, the market and regulatory demands for life cycle data from this sector are increasing as is sector activity in this field, particularly with regards to the development of life cycle inventory data.
Currently, various methodological approaches are used within the metals and mining industry for the life cycle inventory (LCI) and life cycle assessment (LCA) of metals and metal products. In January 2012, an initiative was launched to review the current practices and experience, and to develop new guidance on how to adopt a more harmonized approach to LCI and LCA methodologies within the metals and minerals industry. This paper is the resulting guidance.
Last edited Wednesday, May 7, 2014