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Platinum Sponsors

We are happy to introduce our Platinum Sponsors, who are companies involved in Life Cycle Management, for the organisation of LCM 2023.

Our goal is to help build a better world with smarter steels. Steels made using innovative processes which are more efficient, use less energy, and emit significantly less carbon. Steels that are cleaner, stronger and reusable. Steels for electric vehicles and renewable energy infrastructure that will support societies as they transform through this century.

We foster this culture of innovation by putting research and development at the heart of our operations. We have some of the best and brightest people in the business – engineers who work for us because they get to tackle the most complex of problems. 

With approximately 158,000 employees, we are more than just a company, we are a community. We are driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for excellence, never accepting that the limits of our material have been reached.

Involvement in Life Cycle Management

Our success depends on our ability to understand and address the ecological impact of our production process as well as the impact that our steel products and solutions have on the world around us. We aim to make sure that every research project we take on is designed with sustainable development in mind.

Through our Sustainable Innovation (SI) Tool, our global R&D team now analyzes every new research program in our development pipeline to determine whether it will contribute to a more sustainable way of life. If not, it simply doesn’t move forward. While greenhouse gas emissions are a primary focus, the criteria include all social and environmental trends identified in our sustainable development outcomes. When combined with our expertise in Lifecycle Analysis – or the study of the environmental impact of products during their production, use and disposal phases – this information allows sustainability to be a central part of the design principles of our research program.

Colruyt Group operates in the food and non-food distribution sector in Belgium, France and Luxembourg, with more than 600 own stores and over 580 affiliated stores. In Belgium, this includes Colruyt, OKay, Bio-Planet, Cru, Dreamland, Dreambaby, Bike Republic and the affiliated Spar stores. In France, in addition to the Colruyt stores, there are also affiliated Coccinelle, Coccimarket and Panier Sympa stores.

The group is majority shareholder of The Fashion Society, which includes the fashion retail chains ZEB, PointCarré, The Fashion Store and ZEB For Stars. JIMS runs fitness clubs in Belgium and Luxembourg. Solucious and Culinoa deliver food service and retail products to professional customers in Belgium (hospitals, SMEs, hospitality sector, etc.).  

The other activities comprise the energy supply by DATS 24 in Belgium (fuels, natural gas and green energy), printing and document management solutions (Symeta Hybrid) and the production of green energy (Eoly).  The group employs over 32.000 co-workers and recorded a EUR 9.9 billion revenue in 2020/21

Involvement in Life Cycle Management

Colruyt Group conducted the first Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for its wine bottling plant 20 years ago. Since then, the company has made significant steps to mainstream decision making based on sustainability. LCM toolboxes are developed to support the company in this pathway, and the R&D&I department quantifies and validates sustainability efforts.

Decision-making screening LCAs are carried out in-house for alternative packaging, building materials etc. For nearly all R&D&I projects, a full LCA is carried out based on primary data. Whereas the first LCA studies took place at the end of the project to support the project communication (e.g. liquid ice refrigerated containers), the new generation of LCA studies are conducted at the start of projects to support decision making (e.g. vertical farming & aquaculture).

Life cycle thinking was given time to grow within several departments and is now mainstreamed in the organisation. Evolution at the R&D level is also followed up, tested and implemented.

EQIOM (1,500 employees) is a subsidiary of the Irish group CRH, a major player in building materials. EQIOM is active in four areas: the production of cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and the treatment and recovery of waste.

Its products and solutions cover all the needs of the construction industry in France: pre-manufacturers, industrialists, specialized companies and traders. Its technical, logistical and commercial teams help you find the most appropriate solutions for your construction sites.

EQIOM offers products that comply with standards and customer requirements. Committed to sustainable development, EQIOM carries out a large number of actions in favor of the environment and proactively supports its teams and places the health and safety of its employees at the heart of its strategy.

Involvement in Life Cycle Management

Concerned about the future and a better balance between resources (natural, human, energy, etc.) EQIOM has defined priorities in terms of sustainable construction. All EQIOM cement plants have been ISO 14001 certified for 10 years and 90% of the tonnage of aggregates extracted is from quarries that have been awarded level 4 of the UNICEM environmental charter.

Our plants and quarries occupy a significant land area. This is our biggest direct or indirect impact on biodiversity. Quarries, because of their isolation (fenced in and often different from the surrounding environment), can provide a refuge for fauna and flora. Some quarries provide important habitats for many plant and animal species. This aspect is reinforced when management is adapted to local ecological issues. It is up to us to take this into account in our operating methods in order to manage and limit these impacts on local ecosystems.

Strongly committed to sustainable development, EQIOM Granulats has been a member of the Environmental Charter since 2005, an environmental approach developed by UNICEM.

At PRé, we help companies turn sustainability strategy into action, through fact-based consulting services, training and SimaPro software solutions based on life cycle thinking. Organizations reach out to us to measure, improve and communicate their sustainability performance. With our assistance, you will be able to develop effective strategies and integrate sustainability in your supply chain, product development or organization.

SimaPro is our flagship product: life cycle assessment (LCA) software that gives sustainability experts, product designers and decision-makers the power to gain insight into the environmental performance of products and services, to define hotspots and to drive positive change. We are proud that it is among the leading professional LCA software packages – used by industries, consultancies, and research institutes in more than 80 countries.

Involvement in Life Cycle Management

Since PRé was founded in 1990 by Mark Goedkoop, our drive has always been to make sustainability more fact-based. Life cycle thinking is at the heart of our expertise. We built SimaPro, a market leading LCA software trusted globally by industry and academia. We also developed ReCiPe and Eco-Indicator 99: widely recognized and applied environmental assessment methods. We have an active role in many global sustainability initiatives: UN Life Cycle Initiative, European Commission’s Environmental Footprinting (EF) initiative, European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), InData Initiative, European Committee for Standardization (CEN, where we contributed to ISO standards), Community-Driven Life Cycle Inventory, and more. Today, many leading companies, researchers and consultants use our methods and tools to make better decisions.

Gold sponsors

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ecoinvent is an internationally active, mission-driven organization devoted to supporting high-quality, science-based environmental assessments. Its activities include publishing and maintaining the ecoinvent database, a comprehensive life cycle inventory database that provides reliable and transparent information on the environmental impacts of various products and services. It is used by companies, researchers, and policymakers to analyze the environmental impact of their operations, make informed decisions, and develop sustainable practices.

Involvement in Life Cycle Management:

As a prominent organization engaged in life cycle assessment (LCA) and comprehensive life cycle inventories (LCIs), ecoinvent has become a trusted provider of data and methods for sustainability assessments based on the life cycle approach. Transparent, reliable, and detailed data is essential for Life Cycle Management because it forms the foundation for accurate and informed decision-making across all relevant stages and aspects of the life cycle. The ecoinvent database is currently used by more than 3,000 organizations worldwide, ranging from multinational corporations to leading research institutes. These organizations use the ecoinvent database for multiple different purposes, including LCM.

The organization’s contribution to LCM extends beyond data provision. ecoinvent’s team of experts actively collaborates with stakeholders to refine methodologies, establish standards, and promote best practices in LCA. Through ongoing efforts, ecoinvent continues to foster a holistic and scientifically grounded approach to LCM, driving the adoption of sustainable strategies and supporting the transition towards a more environmentally conscious future.

Silver sponsors

We are happy to introduce our Silver sponsors.

Carbon Minds

Carbon Minds provides life cycle data, consultancy services and training so companies in the chemicals value chain can take action and make progress in their sustainability transition.

Environmental life-cycle data is the foundation of the company. Using our established model of the global chemical industry, we go beyond national-level data to provide supplier-specific environmental impacts. Our extensive database for Life Cycle Assessment covers hundreds of chemicals and over 190 regions, offering geographically specific insights that enable our clients to set, achieve and report on their climate targets.

Carbon Minds’ scientific background, third-party certifications and established expertise in the chemical industry make us a trusted partner of companies at all stages of the chemicals and plastics value chain. We work closely with our clients to ensure an evidence-based and cost-effective transition to sustainable operations.

Involvement in Life Cycle Management

We are committed to providing industry with a trusted source of evidence for the sustainability transition.  We believe that reliable, accurate, and actionable LCA data is a crucial foundation for companies to reach their environmental targets.

Our co-founders and team members are highly active figures in both industry and science.  Prestigious journals, like Science and PNAS, have published papers by our co-founders. Beyond contributions to the scientific field of LCA/LCM, we are collaborating with BASF to create greater harmonization of product carbon footprint data in the chemical industry. This work is in addition to a wide range of public research projects and partnerships with clients. In these projects and partnerships our data and expertise guide reductions to environmental impacts across the whole chemicals vertical.     At the heart of our mission is a commitment to sustainability and a belief in the power of data to drive positive change. We enable the implementation of life cycle management so companies and industry can make meaningful progress toward a more sustainable future.

Johnson & Johnson

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. That’s why for more than 135 years, we have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere.

Every day, our more than 140,000 employees across the world are blending heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.

Involvement in Life Cycle Management

Our vision for a sustainable future is one in which healthy lives and a healthy planet are within reach of all people.

With our resources, expertise and convening power, we are taking action to positively impact planetary health and support the resilience of our business for generations to come.

We continually strive to improve the environmental footprint of our operations, our products and our value chain. Building on more than two decades of climate action, our current climate goals are our boldest yet, and our ambition is to reach net zero carbon emissions. As the world’s largest healthcare company, we also recognize our opportunity to drive positive change on issues that affect the health of the people we serve. Together with like-minded partners, we are working to tackle today’s global health challenges related to human and environmental health—issues like climate change and health equity.

Schneider Electric

Schneider’s purpose is toempower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. At Schneider, we call this Life Is On.

We believe access to energy and digital is a basic human right and that electricity is the most efficient and best vector for decarbonization; combined with circular economy approach, it will help us to achieve climate-positive impact. Our mission is to be the digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.

We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies to realize the full efficiency and sustainability opportunities for businesses. Our integrated solutions are built with safety, reliability and cybersecurity for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.

Involvement in Life Cycle Management

At Schneider Electric, we are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems to unleash the infinite possibilities of a global, innovative community that is passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.

To fulfill our mission, we need to design products that help all our customers to improve their efficiency and reach their sustainability goals. We firmly believe that life cycle management is essential to achieve this dual objective, and this cannot be achieved alone. As a result, partnerships and leadership are critical to driving life cycle management across the value chain.

Participating actively in the LCM2023 is an excellent opportunity to accelerate our initiatives and develop long-term partnerships


Sphera is the leading provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance and risk management software, data and consulting services focusing on Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S), Operational Risk Management (ORM), Product Stewardship and Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM).

Sphera offers a suite of life cycle assessment solutions including LCA for Experts (formerly GaBi) and their newest solution LCA Automation. These software solutions, coupled with their Managed LCA Content – the world’s largest life cycle inventory database – help thousands of companies around the world make data driven business decisions to improve the environmental impacts of their products.

Sphera’s Sustainability and ESG Consulting services, combined with premium software tools and industry-specific databases, help companies push their ESG programs to the next level. We support companies globally and in all industries by addressing their unique ESG needs and providing data-driven actionable insights to advance their sustainability journeys. Our deep expertise in sustainability projects, such as materiality assessment and double materiality, ESG and climate strategy development, SBTs and net zero targets, Scope 3 assessment, corporate and product carbon footprint calculations (CCF and PCF), life cycle assessments (LCA), environmental product declarations (EPD), circular economy, and various reporting services (CSRD, GRI, CDP, etc. ), make us the partner of choice to improve your company’s ESG performance and create business value through sustainability.

Involvement in Life Cycle Management

Life Cycle Management (LCM) is an essential part of any organization’s product strategy initiatives Sphera helps companies navigate this journey from assessing the impact of raw material extraction for products to end-of-life and recycling. With our data, software, and expertise, companies can easily assess the sustainability of their products and services across the lifecycle and make better business decisions to drive innovation and efficiently decarbonize their product portfolio. Sphera takes a science-based approach to helping our clients achieve their sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals in a practical and professional manner.  For this reason, partnering with LCM2023 is very important to us.

Bronze sponsors

We are happy to introduce our Bronze sponsors.


Owens Corning FOAMGLAS@ offers high-performance insulation solutions for waterproof buildings. Most importantly, FOAMGLAS® insulation is unaffected by the biggest threats to insulation materials: water, vapor and fire. It can bear heavy loads and is suited for insulating any heavy duty surface. From the design and critical detailing to the installation, best-in-class technical service is included in order to give you peace of mind. FOAMGLAS® cellular glass insulation is totally free of environmentally harmful flame retardants, blowing agents or carcinogens.

At Owens Corning, everything we do is aimed at meeting the needs of our people, customers and communities we serve, and applying our scientific expertise to uncover new possibilities. From our senior leaders throughout our entire workforce, Owens Corning strives to be a net-positive company in our operations, our products, and the influence we have in our communities. Together we are working to make the world a better place.

Involvement in Life Cycle Management

FOAMGLAS has been using and providing EPD’s already as of 2008 as part of an integrated management of the total life cycle of our goods and services toward a more sustainable production and utilisation. We provide transparent and detailed information via product specific EPD’s, easily available via our website and the relevant platforms. Our experts are contribute to the further enhancement of the frameworks and tools in order to even better reflect the real environmental impact of products and solutions.


Befesa Valera is a company located in Northern France operating in the recycling and valorization of metals coming from the European stainless-steel industry.

Recognized as Best Available Technique at European level, our unique process recovers valuable metal like Chromium, Nickel and Molybdenum in a ferro-alloy, that can be used later as raw material for the production of stainless steel.

Involvement in Life Cycle Management

Befesa Valera is fully involved in the metal recycling industry. We deeply believe that the LCM needs to be applied to all industrial activities with the aim to fight effectively against the climate change.    

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