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Friday, May 3 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Social LCA + Handprinting: Measuring and Addressing Social Impacts

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The Living Product Challenge 2.0 has ramped up requirements for manufacturers to assess their social risk and work to create positive social impact. These requirements bring into play both Social LCA and the creation of Social Co-Benefits through Handprinting— but what is the difference between the two, and what impact does this work have on products, supply chains and community?
This session invites dialogue and feedback as we dive into the human side of LCA and Handprinting and explore the ways in which manufacturers are going beyond business as usual to maximize their positive impacts. Come hear from the people behind the Social Hotspots Database, social LCA at Herman Miller, and Social Co-Benefits at Mohawk.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn how the Social Hotspot Database works and how companies are using it to explore risk and opportunity in their supply chain
  2. Compare the approaches of Social LCA and Handprinting for Social Co-Benefits and how the two approaches complement each other
  3. Learn why companies are investing in the concept of Handprinting and how to use the creation of social co-benefits to create holistic change
  4. Explore why and how to implement both Social LCA and Handprinting for Social Co-Benefits at your business

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1.5 LFA credits
  • 1.5 AIA LU|HSW credits

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Rami Vagal

Senior Manager, Sustainability, Mohawk Group
Rami Vagal is a multi-disciplinary professional with background in sustainability, architecture and construction. At Mohawk, Rami leads initiatives that create positive impacts on a social and environmental level.She leads an array of projects: corporate sustainability reporting (GRI... Read More →
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Denise Van Valkenburg

Design/Sustainability Manager, Herman Miller, Inc.
Denise Van Valkenburg, PE, LEED AP, is the Eco-Inspired Design/Sustainability Manager at Herman Miller, Inc.  She manages the team that works with new product development by assisting them in the implementation of Herman Miller’s Eco-inspired Design program.  Her experience includes... Read More →
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Catherine Benoit Norris

COO, NewEarth B
Catherine Benoît Norris directs the Social Hotspots Database project at NewEarth B where she is COO and lead the consulting and training services offering. Catherine is a leader in the field of Social Life Cycle Assessment, having edited and co-edited several of the liminal publications... Read More →
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Alexandra Muller

Manager, Living Products, ILFI
Alex works on both the Declare and Living Product Challenge programs. For Declare she works with manufacturers interested in pushing ingredient transparency in the building products industry. Her role as the Living Product Challenge Manager allows her the opportunity to engage with... Read More →

Friday May 3, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Skagit Room # 603