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Organised by ecoinvent, Quantis and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the workshops and trainings will take place in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad and New Delhi from November 19th to December 1st, with tailored aims and formats to suit a wide range of audience, from business and policy leaders to LCA practitioners. These workshops are free of charge, but the number of participants is limited. Please, register for the workshops according to your profile.



Workshops Description
A detailed program and the venue with will be available by the end of October 

Join us to learn, share and discuss how industry and policy makers can create added value through life cycle thinking

Governments need to take action on critical environmental issues. But what tools are available to get a more profound understanding of the challenges ahead? At the same time, success stories show that sustainability is a business game-changer. Learn how companies are now embedding life cycle thinking in order to measure, understand, manage and communicate their sustainability performance.

The session is targeted towards sustainability managers and decision makers from the private sector as well as from the government, who want to learn, share and discuss about how to create value from sustainability assessments beyond reporting.


  • What is life cycle thinking?
  • How to measure the environmental footprint along the full value chain?
  • What are the current LCA activities in India and what are the planned ecoinvent activities?
  • Lessons learned from leaders: how companies in India integrate life cycle thinking into their sustainability strategy?
  • How to communicate your environmental performance?
  • Why regional data are important to capture supply chain impacts?

Available venues and dates:

  • Ahmedabad, November 19th 2015
  • Bangalore, November 24th 2015   
  • New Delhi, November 30th 2015

Dive into the key challenges of life cycle inventory modeling and gain understanding on the importance of Indian life cycle inventory data for a sound sustainability assessment.

High quality, robust and transparent life cycle data is key to adequately capture the environmental impacts along entire supply chains that helps drive efficient and strategic decisions.

The workshop is targeted towards Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) practitioners who want to increase their skills in inventory modelling, to learn on how to regionalize life cycle data and to get updated on the currently available LCI data in India, as well as about ecoinvent’s ongoing LCI initiatives for collecting new regional data.


  • What is the good practice of life cycle inventory data and modelling?
  • How to establish life cycle inventory data?
  • What regional LCI data is currently available in India?
  • What are the key features of the ecoinvent database?
  • What are the planned ecoinvent data collection activities and how you can get involved?

Available venues and dates:

  • Hyderabad, November 26th 2015
  • New Delhi, December 1st  2015  

Take a close look at specific life cycle inventory modeling challenges and learn how to model and submit data to ecoinvent through the ecoEditor tool.

This workshop is dedicated to LCA practitioners who are/ are interested to get involved in data collection activities with ecoinvent. The workshop provides into an introduction part about the data collection activities in India and a hands-on training on how to collect, calculate and successfully submit data to the ecoinvent database for the purpose of a free national database in India.  

Topics - Introduction:

  • What are the planned ecoinvent data collection activities and how you can get involved?
  • What is the good practice of life cycle inventory data and modelling?
  • How to collect and calculate life cycle inventory data?
  • How to successfully submit data to the ecoinvent database - Step-by-step training, incl. theory & practice
  • Tips and tricks on the ecoEditor

Available venues and dates:

  • Hyderabad, November 27th 2015 

About ecoinvent Workshop series:

Growing awareness and concern about the environment are triggering action towards sustainable development models. This requires policy makers to take decisions which promote sustainability, companies to optimize their production chains from the environmental point of view, and calls for environmental experts to find solutions to analyse, quantify and reduce the environmental impacts of products or complex systems.

ecoinvent has partnered with Quantis and the CII, to conduct a series of workshops to promote life cycle thinking among business and policy leaders and empower them on sustainability issues, and also provide a platform to offer hands-on training for Indian LCA experts who would like to deepen their knowledge in modelling life cycle innovatory data and contribute to ecoinvent and the Indian LCI database.

The training activities in India are part of the SRI program funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

The workshop series is linked to ecoinvent data collection activities, with the main objective to build freely available and regionalised inventory data for emerging economies. More information about the ecoinvent project.

If you have questions on the dates, venues and registration procedure of the above workshops, please contact CII (mail: – telephone: +91-40-44185165 / 149). If you would like to know more about the ecoinvent capacity building workshop series in India, please contact  Andrea Del Duce from Quantis Switzerland. For more information about ecoinvent's training and data collection activities in emerging economies please contact ecoinvent.