The latest workshop, which will examine “the use of life cycle concepts in supply chain management” to achieve resource efficiency, is being hosted by the U.S.
“I am delighted that 200 people are attending the workshop from numerous countries and industries to make progress on supply chain issues,” said Chertow. “Life cycle is a key industrial ecology concept that is really coming to prominence in the discussions as an important approach to resource efficiency.”
The U.S.-hosted workshop provides a forum for industry representatives, senior policy-makers, researchers and interest groups to advance resource efficiency goals to:
Identify and document best practices related to the use of life cycle concepts in sustainable supply chain management that are scalable, replicable, and transferable across organizational and geographic boundaries.
Share information about tools, resources, and programs that can help manufacturers, suppliers, and other stakeholders improve their use of life cycle concepts to achieve greater resource efficiency.
Explore key challenges to implementing life cycle concepts and engage in conversations that will advance resource efficiency practices across the supply chain.
Through facilitated discussions, generate promising ideas for voluntary individual and collective action to achieve resource efficiency goals.
The workshop, which will use the auto sector as an example, will include a tour of the GM manufacturing plant in Baltimore on March 24.