Towards Life Cycle Sustainability Management

  • Matthias Finkbeiner
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliv
  2. LCSM Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas Swarr, James Fava, Allan Astrup Jensen, Sonia Valdivia, Bruce Vigon
      Pages 35-42
    3. Kevin Dooley, Joby Carlson, Georg Schöner, Vairavan Subramanian, Cameron Childs
      Pages 43-52
    4. Catherine Benoît Norris, Deana Aulisio, Gregory A. Norris, Caroline Hallisey-Kepka, Susan Overakker, Gina Vickery Niederman
      Pages 53-62
  3. LCM Methods and Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Hongtao Wang, Ping Hou, Hao Zhang, Duan Weng
      Pages 65-72
    3. Henrikke Baumann, Johanna Berlin, Birgit Brunklaus, Mathias Lindkvist, Birger Löfgren, Anne-Marie Tillman
      Pages 73-83
    4. Juliette Langlois, Arnaud Hélias, Jean-Philippe Delgenès, Jean-Philippe Steyer
      Pages 85-96
    5. Andreas Moeller, Martina Prox
      Pages 97-106
    6. Pierre Collet, Arnaud Hélias, Laurent Lardon, Jean-Philippe Steyer
      Pages 119-130
  4. Water Footprint

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Sadataka Horie, Ichiro Daigo, Yasunari Matsuno, Yoshihiro Adachi
      Pages 155-160
    3. Carole Farell, Sylvie Turpin, Nydia Suppen
      Pages 161-170
    4. Ife K. Adewumi, Oludare J. Oyebode, Kingsley C. Igbokwe, Olutobi G. Aluko
      Pages 171-181
    5. Anne-Marie Boulay, Cecile Bulle, Louise Deschênes, Manuele Margni
      Pages 193-204
  5. LCM of Processes and Organisations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. David Styles, Harald Schoenberger, José Luis Galvez-Martos
      Pages 217-228
    3. Kristin Lee Brown, Daniel Clayton Greer, Ben Schwegler
      Pages 229-238
    4. Marta Anglada Roig, Sonia Bautista Ortiz, Pere Fullana i Palmer
      Pages 239-245
    5. Anna Stamp, Christina E. M. Meskers, Markus Reimer, Patrick Wäger, Hans-Jörg Althaus, Roland W. Scholz
      Pages 247-258
    6. Amitabh Kumar Srivastava, Arvind Kumar Nema
      Pages 267-276
    7. Tito Morales-Pinzón, Sara Angrill, Joan Rieradevall, Xavier Gabarrell, Carles M. Gasol, Alejandro Josa
      Pages 277-288
  6. LCM in the Agriculture and Food Sectors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Daniel U. Baumgartner, Johanna Mieleitner, Martina Alig, Gérard Gaillard
      Pages 291-300
    3. Brigitte Langevin, Laurent Lardon, Claudine Basset-Mens
      Pages 301-308
    4. Thomas Nemecek, Karin Weiler, Katharina Plassmann, Julian Schnetzer, Gérard Gaillard, Donna Jefferies et al.
      Pages 309-317
    5. Julia Martínez-Blanco, Pere Muñoz, Joan Rieradevall, Juan I Montero, Assumpció Antón
      Pages 319-330
    6. Alessandro K. Cerutti, Daniela Galizia, Sander Bruun, Gabriella M. Mellano, Gabriele L. Beccaro, Giancarlo Bounous
      Pages 341-348
    7. Hideaki Kurishima, Tatsuo Hishinuma, Yutaka Genchi
      Pages 349-356
  7. LCM in the Packaging Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Frans Silvenius, Juha-Matti Katajajuuri, Kaisa Grönman, Risto Soukka, Heta-Kaisa Koivupuro, Yrjö Virtanen
      Pages 359-370
    3. Haruna Gujba, Adisa Azapagic
      Pages 381-390
    4. Evelyne Frauman, Norbert Hatscher
      Pages 391-397
  8. LCM in the Energy Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. Yuki Kudoh, Masayuki Sagisaka, Sau Soon Chen, Jessie C. Elauria, Shabbir H. Gheewala, Udin Hasanudin et al.
      Pages 413-424
    3. Marília Folegatti Matsuura, Gil Anderi da Silva, Luiz Alexandre Kulay, Bruno Galvêas Laviola
      Pages 425-436

About these proceedings


Our global society has undergone a paradigm shift from environmental protection towards sustainability. To achieve reliable and robust results when assessing sustainability it is vital to apply the principles of comprehensiveness and life cycle perspective. This is where life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA) and life cycle sustainability management (LCSM) come into play.


This book is a selection of the most relevant contributions to the LCM 2011 conference in Berlin. The material explores scientific and practical solutions to incorporating life cycle approaches into strategic and operational decision making. There are several sections addressing methodological topics such as LCSM approaches, methods and tools, while more application-oriented sections deal with the implementation of these approaches in relevant industrial sectors including agriculture and food, packaging, energy, electronics and ICT, and mobility.


eco-efficiency footprint life cycle sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthias Finkbeiner
    • 1
  1. 1.Technische Universität BerlinInstitut für Technischen UmweltschutzBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Materials & Steel
Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
Oil, Gas & Geosciences