Life Cycle Inventory and Analysis

Stainless Steel is a highly durable material used in many qualified applications. Like all materials, its production and use affect the environment in many different ways. Assessing the overall environmental impact of products requires an integrated approach that considers the product over its entire life cycle - Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). More information can be found in this section.

ISSF LCI Data are freely available. The ISSF Communications Policy for LCI data asks that you complete this brief questionnaire in order that the appropriate dataset and support can be supplied.

Life cycle inventory contact form

ISSF LCI data are freely available. The ISSF Communication Policy for LCI data asks that you complete this brief questionnaire in order that the appropriate dataset and support can be supplied.

Access the LCI form

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Global Stainless Life Cycle Inventory

Paper originally delivered at the BSSA Conference 'Stainless Solutions for a Sustainable Future' held in Rotherham on 3rd April 2003. The paper describes the process involved through the ISSF in managing the life cycle inventory building, data presentation, data application and ability of our peers to influence decisions based on a life cycle management principle.

Source: British Stainless Steel Association

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How to Quantify the Environmental Profile of Stainless Steel

Paper presented at the SETAC North America 26th Annual Meeting, 15-17 November 2005.

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Checklist to Evaluate the Quality of an LCA Study

This non-exhaustive checklist is inspired to a large extent by the ISO 14040 series of international standards and highlights some common risks or sources of errors and misinterpretation when performing or reporting a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study.

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Published: 8/5/2012
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A General Introduction to LCI and LCA

Stainless Steel is a highly durable material used in many qualified applications. Like all materials, its production and use affect the environment in many different ways. Assessing the overall environmental impact of products requires an integrated approach that considers the product over its entire life cycle - Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

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Published: 8/5/2012
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Stainless steel and CO2: Facts and scientific observations

Like any other industry, the stainless steel industry aims to reduce its CO2 emissions. The purpose of this document is to clarify what those emissions are and where they originate.

This document is available in English, Chinese and Japanese. Clicking on the language will open the pdf.

Published: 8/5/2012
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