publication . Conference object . 2016

Integrating Social Aspect into Sustainability Assessment of Bio-Based Industries: Towards a Systemic Approach

Rafiaani, Parisa; Van Passel, S.; Lebailly, Philippe; Kuppens, T.; Azadi, Hossein; Van Dael, M.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
Biobased industries require to be assessed on their positive and negative impacts on sustainable development. However, social factors are usually neglected in the majority of impact assessments of biobased industries: they are mainly focused on environmental performance and (techno)- economic assessments. This review proposes a new systemic approach for assessing and integrating the social dimension into sustainability assessments of biobased industries. First the main methodologies for assessing social impacts in biobased industries are compared. Social Life Cycle Analysis (SLCA) is considered to have promising methodological attributes for biobased industries’...
Subjects
free text keywords: Social aspect, Sustainability, Systemic approach, Biobased industries, : Agriculture & agronomy [Life sciences], : Agriculture & agronomie [Sciences du vivant]
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