UNEP Hotspot Project, 2018

FICCI in association with UN Environment are working on project with an objective of Mapping the textile value chain, identifying key hotspots at global level and assessing trade barriers & opportunities. The desired final outcome is to develop a report identifying key hotspots and intervention points, as well as trade barriers and opportunities, to enable sustainable textile value chains. The findings will guide action and decision making towards enhanced circularity and sustainability in textile value chains.

LCA awards (2017-18) Life Cycle Initiative at UNEP Paris launched the 2017 LCA Awards scheme in June at CILCA 2017 in Medellin Columbia with an objective of encouraging the use of LCA/M approaches and develop regional capability to use LCA tools for improved decision-making in developing countries. 62 applications were received under the scheme, out of which 44 were accepted for implementing practical projects from July 2017 to July 2018. FICCI is managing the project and providing helpdesk support for all activities related to the Awards.
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LCA data collection for textiles and agriculture, 2017-18 ecoinvent of Switzerland launched projects for collection of Indian LCA data with the objective of augmenting their global LCA database with regionalized datasets. FICCI was engaged for collection of data from Indian textiles and agriculture sectors. Under this project, xx datasets from textiles and 25 datasets for agricultural crops were developed which will be available in the ecoinvent database. FICCI managed the project along with international LCA expert Quantis of Switzerland and local domain experts.

The datasets will be available free of cost to Indian LCA practitioners. To know more please write to ILCAA Secretariat at

LCA capacity building in India (2017-2018) Under the framework of the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) programme, the project was commissioned by ecoinvent to develop a coordinated collaboration and exchange of knowledge on LCT/LCA for Indian stakeholders. Under this project, LCA training materials suited to the Indian context were developed and LCA trainings/knowledge sharing events were organized across the country leading to increased awareness and capacity for doing LCAs and sustainability assessments. The project brought together diverse groups of Indian stakeholders to exchange knowledge on a range of issues relevant for the adoption and implementation of LCT in India and expand the network of LCA experts in the region. FICCI was the lead partner of the international consortium set up to deliver this project. FICCI was responsible for engaging local partners and stakeholders, and delivering the workshops using capacity building materials suitedto local needs. FICCI managed the project with LCA expertise from Quantis and event partnerships with reputed national institutes GEMI Gandhinagar, IRMRA Thane, NCB Ballabhgarh, TERI SAS New Delhi, CSIR-NEERI Nagpur, and AIC NIFT-TEA Tirupur.

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Developing Readiness for Creation of Indian LCA Database/datasets, 2015

FICCI in collaboration with the UNEP had initiated a project on 'Development of the enabling conditions to create an Indian LCA Database'.

The objective of this project was to develop common understanding among key stakeholders on basic issues concerning the creation of Indian datasets and therefore, enhance the usability of LCA. Multiple consultations with key stakeholders were held to identify key issues and opportunities to facilitate exchange of views on how readiness for creating national LCA database/datasets may be developed.

Download Indian LCA Database Project Report 2016

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Life Cycle Management-Capability Maturity Model (LCM-CMM) pilot projects 2014
As part of the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) project on integration ofresource efficiency in international supply chains funded by the European Commission, UNEP had announced call for proposals from companies interested in implementing Life Cycle Management Capability Maturity Model (LCM-CMM) in their business management and operations.

Two pilot projects were awarded in India under this programme to implement LCM-CMM in their organization. FICCI Team coordinated for both projects from India with different roles:

  1. India Glycols Ltd - Coach and consultant
  2. Polygenta Technologies - Administrator and Reviewer

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