The objective of the Chair is to establish scientifically sound methods and tools for assessing the environmental and social impacts of human activities, and in particular natural resource management activities (agriculture/food, water and waste management).
The distinguishing features of the chair’s operations are:
The Chair is based on the conduct of scientific work involving PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, the creation of training programmes for partner companies and the organization of scientific events to create awareness and disseminate Life Cycle thinking. It also produces industrial applications (e.g., ACV4E software to model sanitation scenarios, awarded an ADEME prize in 2015), training supports and other information material in the field of LCA.
The industrial partners who are members of this industrial chair are:
Supported by IRSTEA (National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture), it brings together scientific partners from the ELSA scientific group:
The French Agency for Biodiversity, ADEME and the Occitanie Region also support the project.