Technical Committee

The Technical Committee (TC) shall assist the Secretariat in order:

  • to act as the PCR review panel for the review and approval of final draft PCRs,
  • to propose a general LCA methodology for declarations and suggest measures for the further development of technical and LCA-oriented issues within the framework of the programme,
  • to support the Secretariat in technical issues,
  • to consider applications and approve LCA/EPD/PCR experts to act as individual verifiers and suggest measures for the surveillance of their competences, and
  • to perform sample checks to ensure that verifications done by individual verifiers are carried out according to the General Programme Instructions.

The TC has a chair, which shall also be a member of the International Advisory Board. The TC shall operate according to routines specified in more detail in a separate procedure.

Questions to the Technical Committee may be sent through the Secretariat.

These are the current members of the Technical Committee:

  • Filippo Sessa (Chair), Professional Consultant, Quantis, Italy.
    Field of expertise: Food & beverages.
  • Adriana Del Borghi, Research Engineer, University of Genova, Italy.
    Field of expertise: Minerals & basic ores, Electricity, Food & beverages, Glass & plastic products, Vehicles & transport equipment, Services, Construction products.
  • Andrew Norton, Director, Renuables, United Kingdom.
    Field of expertise: Food & beverages, Construction products, Infrastructure & buildings, Furniture & other goods, Glass & plastic products, Paper products.
  • Barbara Nebel, President of Life Cycle Association New Zealand, Managing Director of thinkstep Australia and New Zealand.
    Field of expertise: Food & beverages, Construction products, Infrastructure & buildings, Furniture & other goods, Textiles, footwear & apparel, Paper products, Services.
  • Claudia A. Peña, Chair, Chilean Network of LCA; Researcher, University of Concepción, Chile. Field of expertise: Minerals & basic ores, Metal products, Construction products.

  • Gorka Benito Alonso, Project manager, IK Ingenieria, Spain.
    Field of expertise: Construction products, Vehicles & transport equipment, Furniture, Infrastructure & buildings, Metal, plastic, or glass products
  • Hüdai Kara, Managing Director, Metsims Sustainability Consulting, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
    Field of expertise: Textiles, footwear & apparel, Metal products, Construction products.
  • Lars-Gunnar Lindfors, Senior Advisor, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute Ltd., Sweden.
    Field of expertise: Electricity, Furniture & other goods, Paper products, Fuels & chemical products, Metal products, Machinery & equipment, Construction products.
  • Maurizio Fieschi, Professional Consultant, Studio Fieschi, Italy.
    Field of expertise
    : Food & beverages, Textiles, footwear & apparel, Furniture & other goods, Paper products, Glass & plastic products, Machinery & equipment, Vehicles & transport equipment, Services, Construction products.
  • Paola Borla, Professional Consultant, Life Cycle Engineering, Italy.
    Field of expertise: Construction products, Food & beverages, Fuels & chemical products, Glass & plastic products, Paper products.

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