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    ISO14040 Life Cycle Assessment

    Course Objective
    The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required 
    to carry out product system life cycle assessment covering the requirement of ISO 14040 
    through LCA goal and scope, life cycle inventory, life cycle impact assessment, and life cycle 

    The course will discuss the life cycle assessment framework according to the ISO 14040 
    clauses to understand:

    • The tools and techniques that would help to well determine the LCA goal and criteria 
    • of LCA scope,
    • The tools and techniques that collect and validate the life cycle inventory,
    • The method to facilitate the life cycle impact assessment, and
    • The life cycle interpretation through the determination of the study conclusion and 
    • recommendation and if required to carry out any review. 


    • Classroom - Listening and contributing to discussions and exercises including:
    • Induvial exercises, 
    • Group Discussions and workshops, and
    • Roleplay, LCA journey challenge game.

    • Awarding body: IIRSM – UK
    • Pass Requirements: Written exam with 60%

    Module 1: Introduction to ISO 14040
    • Scope
    • Normative References
    • Terms and Definitions
    Module 2: General Description of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
    • Phases of an LCA
    • Key Features of an LCA
    • General Concepts of Product Systems 

    Module 3: Methodological Framework

    • General Requirements
    • Goal and Scope Definition
    • Life Cycle Inventory Analysis (LCI)
    • Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA)
    • Life Cycle Interpretation
    Module 4: Reporting
    Module 5: Critical Review
    • General
    • Need for Critical Review
    • Critical Review Processes

    • Management at the highest level.
    • Managers and officers in charge of HSE, ESG, and sustainability. 
    • Schlumberger-Private
    • Internal auditors for EMS / Environmental Auditors.
    • Consultants and experts in management systems.
    • Personnel in charge of upgrading legal requirements.
    • Anyone interested in learning more about environmental management?

    • The need for LCA and environmental management traditional and current paradigm. 
    • The type of production model.
    • Introduction of life cycle assessment phases.
    • The techniques used to define the scope of the life cycle assessment.
    • The scope criteria and who to determine the life cycle assessment scope.
    • Who conducts life cycle inventory, data collection, and validation?
    • The life cycle inventory calculation methods and allocation calculation to obtain the 
    • Inventory database.
    • Explain the techniques of life cycle impact assessment.
    • Explain the life cycle interpretation with a conclusion and recommendation.
    • Explain the intention of the LCA review if required.

    • Understanding the Fundamental HSE topics

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