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Mark Jacob Goedkoop

Mark Jacob Goedkoop
PRé Consultants BV · Pioneering

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Introduction
My (part time) research activities have mostly been focussed around Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA), my interest is now moving towards Life Cycle Social Impact Assessment and Life Cycle Managment (LCM) tools.
Additional affiliations
November 1990 - May 2015
PRé Sustainability
Position
  • CEO and Founder
Description
  • I started and developed the company, and handed over the management to Eric Mieras in 2015

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Publications (69)
Technical Report
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The goal of ORIENTING’s Task 1.6, and this deliverable (D1.5), was to identify approaches usable for the integration of the three sustainability domains (environmental, economic and social), as well as criticality and circularity aspects, to present a critical evaluation of integration methods, and to provide recommendations for further work in ORI...
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This deliverable is part of the ORIENTING project and describes the work that has been done in Task 1.3 (in WP1), about the analysis of social approaches for life cycle sustainability assessment. The goal of Task 1.3, and hence of this deliverable, is to identify and select the best available and promising methods and sources of social life cycle i...
Book
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This Handbook is the fith iteration of the Handbook for product Social Metrics since 2013. After each iteration the Handbook has been tested by companies in case studies, and the experiences have been used to implement improvements. There is also a separate Methodology Report and a report with all Social Topic definitions
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This book belongs to the Handbook on Product Social Metrics and specifies the social topics and defines the reference scales
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Provides the methodological background under the Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment; especially the basis for selecting the social topics and performance indicators. There are no major changes compared to the 2018 release, although chapter 4 has been rewritten to provide the bases for the Social Topics Report.
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LCA consultancy has been an important factor in the development and application of LCA, especially in Europe and the Americas. The article explores how PRé Sustainability, one of these consultants found its way to develop from an early pioneer to become established in this area, and how this journey determined the cur-rent approach to the market (t...
Technical Report
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This Update 2 report is a follow up to the 2018 Update 1 report “Assessment of biodiversity accounting approaches for businesses and financial institutions”. These annual updates reflect evolutions in the development of biodiversity assessment approaches for businesses and financial institutions and therefore the content might change from year to y...
Book
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implementation of Product Social Metrics in the organisation, with the help of a Capability Development Matrix
Technical Report
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This report develops an overview of common ground we found when developing biodiversity assessment methods for financials. The two methods referenced too in this paper are ReCiPe and Globio
Method
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Provides step by step guidance on how to perform a Product Social Metrics assessment (also referred to as Social LCA). This book is based on a 5 years project with around a dozen pro-active companies who need a pragmatic yet robust assessment methodology for their products; the report and backgrounds are also available on www.product-social-impact-...
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Provides the methodological background under the Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment; especially the basis for selecting the social topics and performance indicators
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The Planetary Boundaries (PB) framework represents a significant advance in specifying the ecological constraints on human development. However, to enable decision-makers in business and public policy to respect these constraints in strategic planning, the PB framework needs to be developed to generate practical tools. With this objective in mind,...
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The importance of increase in the scarcity of resources can be assessed using different approaches. Here, we propose a method that is based on the amount of extra ore mined to assess the importance of the extraction of resources. The surplus ore potential (SOP) indicator quantifies the extra amount of ore mined per additional unit of resource extra...
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In the evaluation of product life cycles, methods to assess the increase in scarcity of resources are still under development. Indicators that can express the importance of an increase in scarcity of metals extracted include surplus ore produced, surplus energy required, and surplus costs in the mining and the milling stage. Particularly the quanti...
Technical Report
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Report from the Roundtable on Product Social metrics, presenting a consensus approach for assessing social impacts along the lifecycle of a product, with contributions from: AkzoNobel Carmen Alvarado BASF* Peter Saling, Richard van Gelder BMW Group* Marzia Traverso, Peter Tarne DSM* Jacobine Das Gupta, Dave Morris Goodyear* Dave Woodyard, Lynn...
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In this chapter we explore the need and opportunities to make the life cycle assessment (LCA) team more relevant for the business. Sustainability trends and alternatives for LCA are analyzed to identify what makes them relevant for and appealing to business managers, the difficulties LCA practitioners face to get their message across have been iden...
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Purpose In life cycle impact assessment, various proposals have been made on how to characterise fossil resource scarcity, but they lack appropriateness or completeness. In this paper, we propose a method to assess fossil resource scarcity based on surplus cost, which is the global future cost increase due to marginal fossil resource used in the li...
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In the life cycle assessment (LCA) of products, the increasing scarcity of metal resources is currently addressed in a preliminary way. Here, we propose a new method on the basis of global ore grade information to assess the importance of the extraction of metal resources in the life cycle of products. It is shown how characterization factors, refl...
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Purpose To assess the diverse environmental impacts of land use, a standardization of quantifying land use elementary flows is needed in life cycle assessment (LCA). The purpose of this paper is to propose how to standardize the land use classification and how to regionalize land use elementary flows. Materials and methods In life cycle inventorie...
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Purpose Life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) is a field of active development. The last decade has seen prolific publication of new impact assessment methods covering many different impact categories and providing characterization factors that often deviate from each other for the same substance and impact. The LCA standard ISO 14044 is rather gener...
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A systematic approach towards lowering the environmental load from private consumption can only be attained when the impacts of the policy can be monitored. This paper describes the development of such a monitoring system developed by and for the Dutch government. Some results are discussed. First, an operational approach to determine the worldwide...
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There is no agreement on what the issue of concern is regarding resource use. A stakeholder consultation was carried out in order to clarify this issue. The objective was to identify decision contexts in which stakeholders would use an indicator related to resource use, and what such indicator should express. Industry representatives were intereste...
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Effects of land use and ecotoxicity are not commonly addressed in Life Cycle Assessment on agricultural food production, due to the expected high level of uncertainties in the impact assessment and a lack of available inventory data. This chapter provides an overview of the cause-effect pathways related to the release of toxic chemicals and physica...
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Purpose Uncertainties in land use damage modeling are recognized, but hardly quantified in life cycle assessment (LCA). The objective of this study is to analyze the influence of various key assumptions and uncertainties within the development of characterisation factors (CFs) for land use in LCA. We assessed the influence on land use CFs of (1) pa...
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Human and ecosystem health damage due to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is generally poorly quantified in the life cycle assessment of products, preventing an integrated comparison of the importance of GHGs with other stressor types, such as ozone depletion and acidifying emissions. In this study, we derived new characterization factors for 63 GHGs...
Technical Report
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Supporting information to the ReCiPe 2008 LCIA impact assessment method; please not that this information has not been updated, while there have been a few corrections to the 2008 full report
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The Eco-indicator 99 method was developed by a team of experts from the Netherlands and (mainly) Switzerland as an endpoint characterization model for LCA’s using European data. This paper describes the approach to weighting and our approach to developing the impact pathways for the characterization factor. The paper addresses both the numerical un...
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Manufacturers in the electronics industry are faced with product shelf life counted in months (Goeing, 2004). Traditionally, this has made it very difficult to make a life cycle assessment (LCA) of a product, since the product would be obsolete by the time the LCA was completed. New concepts in LCA allow specialists in things other than LCA to rapi...
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The present paper outlines an update of the fate and exposure part of the fate, exposure and effects model USES-LCA. The new fate and exposure module of USES-LCA was applied to calculate human population intake fractions and fate factors of the freshwater, marine and terrestrial environment for 3393 substances, including neutral organics, dissociat...
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Manufacturers in many of today's industries are faced with product shelf life counted in months. Traditionally, this has made it very difficult to make a life cycle assessment (LCA) of a product, since the product would be obsolete by the time the LCA was completed. A new concept in LCA that allows specialists in things other than LCA to rapidly cr...
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This article describes a method for determining the environmental load of Dutch private consumption. The method generates detailed information about consumption-related environmental impacts. The environmental load of households (direct) and production (indirect) was determined for 360 expenditure categories reported in the Dutch Expenditure Survey...
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Background, Aims and Scope Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) methods can be grouped into two families: classical methods determining impact category indicators at an intermediate position of the impact pathways (e.g. ozone depletion potentials) and damage-oriented methods aiming at more easily interpretable results in the form of damage indicator...
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A systematic approach towards lowering the environmental load from private consumption can only be attained when the impacts of the policy can be monitored. As an example the development of such a monitoring system developed by and for the Dutch government is presented. Some results are discussed. An important innovation is the use of linked input...
Technical Report
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Describes impact assement based on three endpoints for LCA; Annexe report and manual for (eco) designers is also available; Has in the meantime been replaced by the ReCiPe 2008 report
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Dealing with ecotoxicological impacts is a common part of the environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) of products. Until recently, characterization factors, used for aggregating ecotoxicological impacts in LCA, were based on the hazard index (PEC/PNEC ratio). However, an index of toxic pressure based on the potentially affected fraction of specie...
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The Eco-indicator 98 project aims at a complete revision of the Eco-indicator 95 methodology. Like its predecessor, the target is to develop single scores for designers. The method now includes resources and land use. Important improvements are: the use of fate analysis, the much better definition of the damage categories (human health and ecosyste...
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The Eco-Indicator 98 project aims at a complete revision of the Eco-Indicator 95 methodology. Like its predecessor, the target is to develop single scores for designers. The method now includes resources and land use. Important improvements are: the use of fate analysis, the much better definition of the damage categories concerned with human healt...
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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a methodology to assess the environmental impacts of products. In an LCA the environmental impacts in all stages of the product life, from cradle to grave, are taken into account. The execution of a LCA is however often a time consuming process. Software tools can speed up the LCA of products considerably. The first...
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This paper presents the current state of the initial design phase of an integrated method that combines Eco-indicator 99 (endpoint) and the CML2001 (midpoint model) under the ReCiPe project, funded by the Dutch government. The operationalization of the method will start in 2003.
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This report has been prepared by the SETAC Europe Scientific Task Group on Global And RegionaL Impact Categories (SETAC-Europe/STG-GARLIC) that is installed by the 2nd SETAC Europe working group on life cycle impact assessment (WIA-2). This document is background to a chapter written by the same authors under the title "Climate change, stratospheri...
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This report has been prepared by the SETAC Europe Scientific Task Group on Global And RegionaL Impact Categories (SETAC-Europe/STG-GARLIC) that is installed by the 2nd SETAC Europe working group on life cycle impact assessment (WIA-2). This document is background to a chapter written by the same authors under the title "Climate change, stratospheri...

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Aims to develop consensus on how to perform a Product Social Metrics assessment (also referred to as Social LCA). Around a dozen pro-active companies who need a pragmatic yet robust assessment methodology for their products have come together since 2013 in a roundtable project facilitated by PRé. More information is available available on www.product-social-impact-assessment.com.
Archived project
Aims to develop consensus on how to perform a Product Social Metrics assessment (also referred to as Social LCA). Around a dozen pro-active companies who need a pragmatic yet robust assessment methodology for their products have come together since 2013 in a roundtable project facilitated by PRé. More information is available available on www.product-social-impact-assessment.com. Please refer to the Roundtable for Product Social Metrics Roundtable from now on
Archived project
Two goals for the complete project: 1. a global assessment of environmental impacts - apart from coming up with a global average, to be able to do LCIA in a regionalized way; 2. to develop underdeveloped impact assessment categories, like noise, fish catch, and pesticide exposure.