Novamont is Working on Sustainability Metrics

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Sustainability Metrics Workshop

There is a current need for innovative business models that are sustainable and resource efficient to meet with fast-approaching and stricter environmental targets. This workshop is dedicated to demonstrating current trends and practices in applying qualitative and quantitative sustainability evaluation practices, through use of LCA and other industrial best procedures.

The event has been organised as part of the STAR-ProBio project. Francesco Razza of Novamont will partecipate at the discussion with a presentationon on “Life Cycle Management and non financial reporting as effective tools to accelerate transition to sustainable consumption and production patterns: the experience of Novamont”

Members of the STAR-ProBio Consortium

  • Unitelma Sapienza University of Rome
  • University of York
  • TechnischeUniversitaet Berlin
  • Agricultural University of Athens
  • DeutschesBiomasseforschungszentrumGemeinnuetzige GMBH
  • SQ Consult
  • University of Bologna – Alma Mater Studiorum
  • UniwersytetWarminskoMazurski W Olsztynie
  • ChemProf
  • Quantis Sàrl
  • Swedish Environmental Protection Agency – Naturvardsverket
  • Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
  • agroVet GmbH
  • European Environmental Citizens Organisation For Standardisation

Main Goals of the Consortium

  • Develop regulations and standards for bio-based products​;
  • Boost the market-pull and promote market uptake for bio-based products;​
  • Perform policy analysis (scenario analysis) in order to support the European Commission in developing a common framework (level playing field and harmonized policy regulation).

How will the consortium achieve these goals

  • Through the adoption of life-cycle methodologies​
    • LCA
    • LCC
    • S-LCA
  • Through the analysis of selected case studies​
    • construction materials​
      bio-based polymers​
    • fine chemicals.

Specific objectives:

  • Develop a fit-for-purpose sustainability scheme;​
  • Identify gaps regarding sustainability indicators, requirements and criteria;​
  • Develop a sound and harmonised approach for environmental LCA, Social-LCA and techno-economic LCC assessment of bio-based products;​
  • Enhance the reliability of sustainability certifications and standards;​
  • Assess the effectiveness of the proposed sustainability scheme for selected case studies;​
  • Develop an approach to identify and mitigate the risk of negative ILUC effects;​
  • Encourage market pull for bio-based products through the assessment of consumers’ preferences and acceptance;​
  • Spread awareness about sustainable production of bio-based products among farmers associations, industries, EU
  • bodies, entrepreneurs and stakeholders from the civil society.



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