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Life Cycle Assessment - Marketing & Communication

Life Cycle Assessment for Marketing & Communication Event Date(s): November 20, 2013 - November 21, 2013 Cost: $1,650 More Information: From Wednesday 20 November 2013 - 08:30am To Thursday 21 November 2013 - 04:30pm THIS WORKSHOP IS BEING DELIVERED BY THE SUSTAINABILITY LEARNING CENTRE The life cycle approach has become the major tool of businesses and governments in improving the sustainability of products, processes and services. Businesses like 3M, Alcan, HP, Procter a Gamble, Unilever and others are using Life Cycle Assessment to reduce product costs, increase market share and mitigate climate and energy risk. It is also embedded within the Sustainable Manufacturing Indicator Repository SMIR . Essentially, LCA can help companies gain legitimate entry into the burgeoning "green marketplace" through eco-labels and declarations. Over 18% of companies are using LCA to support business strategy and RaD. In excess of 11% of companies are using LCA for branding products through labeling or product declarations to address a green market that will double from $1.37 trillion a year in 2010 to $2.74 trillion by 2020. Governments are applying LCA as a basis for policy and regulatory development. Current applications include: 1 helping to prioitize programs based on life cycle information, 2 making policies consistent among consumers, producers material suppliers, retailers, and waste managers and also among different policy instruments, 3 reducing the impact that government operations have on the environment, and 4 promoting pricing products and services to accurately reflect "true" costs. As a Life Cycle Assessment Project Manager or Sustainability Consultant - you need to have a broad understanding of LCA concepts, inventory, impact assessment, data quality management, post impact calculations, modeling, software, statistics and the ISO 14040 and ISO 14044 standards. Life Cycle Assessment is one of today's fastest growing professional fields with certification from the American Centre for Life Cycle Assessment through an exam process. In this program you will: •Gain the knowledge and skills to manage a LCA project for your product, process or service. •Learn about LCA Software. •Access important LCA Resources. •Acquire knowledge applicable to the American Centre for Life Cycle Assessment Certification Exam. Who Should Attend This training course is designed for individuals from academia, industry, government or associations and other Non-Governmental Organizations. It is specifically addressed for people who wish to get introduced to and obtain basic knowledge in life cycle assessment LCA and also professionals who have responsibilities pertaining to the environment and/or sustainable development. Workshop Details: Dates: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 a Thursday, November 21, 2013 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto, ON Cost: $1,650 Register at: Event Details. Location: Evergreen Brick Works