SCP Publications

Life Cycle Management: A business guide to sustainability

Life Cycle Management puts life cycle thinking into a business context. The guidebook Life Cycle Management - a business guide to sustainability is produced as part of the UNEP/ SETAC Life Cycle Initiative and covers the topics of:

  1. Sustainability and life cycle thinking based on the triple bottom line,
  2. Life Cycle Management in practice in the various departments of a company and
  3. The implementation using a step by step approach to plan, do, check and act.

Throughout the guide examples from developing countries and SMEs (as part of the value chain) are presented. The guidebook includes references to tools and further (easy) reading.


CD-ROM on Life Cycle Management and Related Materials of the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative

This CD-ROM (with a menu of content available in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese and Japanese) contains selected materials on Life Cycle Management and related topics from the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative and UNEP. The materials contained are resources for the educators training tomorrow's professionals in businesses. Specially, the training materials on Life Cycle Management is a flexible tool which provides a synthesis of theoretical and methodological knowledge illustrated by numerous specific case studies.

In this regard, it offers all kinds of pedagogic resources - short presentations, campaign analyses, exercises, web links, bibliographies and more than 20 downloadable documents - to encourage multipliers, trainers and business representatives to think about and involve themselves in one of the major issues facing society today.

This CD-ROM has been produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in partnership with Danish Standards.

View the CD-ROM online.



Language: English
Publication date: 2007
Programme: Management Systems and Tools | Cleaner Production | Life Cycle
ISBN: 978-92-807-2772-2
Pages: 48