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Life Forture
In line with the previous publication in the Journal of Cleaner Production (D1.JournalofCleanerProduction 101221), the project team was invited to publish the methodology behind the previous paper. The paper is entitled “Social Organizational Life Cycle Assessment (SO-LCA) and Organization 4.0: an easy-to-implement method” Paper link: D1.MethodsX 010422  
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Circular Supply Chain
The project team, in the AFTER-LIFE phase, investigated how the adaptation of the supply chain makes it an effective tool in the management of a circular economy, as it allows aspects of sustainability and regeneration to be incorporated into production. The results of the research show that the operating routines associated with the use of...
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One of the most complex issues companies must face in their sustainable development is dealing with the concept of economic sustainability. Economic sustainability is recognised as the ability of surviving and keep creating value for the company’s shareholders and all the other stakeholders involved in the value chain. Starting from this definition, the project team...
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SO-LCA Assessment
At the end of 2021, the team continued with the publication of project results. The newly published paper dealt with social sustainability and was entitled ‘Industry 4.0-based dynamic Social Organizational Life Cycle Assessment to target the social circular economy in manufacturing’. Although environmental sustainability is the most widely discussed topic, social sustainability is an equally...
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Life forture project meeting
On the 27th of September, the project team met with the IT and the accounting and management control office to start retrieving data for the dynamic LCA model. Each impact item was individually analyzed, and the possible source of the data defined. Subsequently, the company departments involved in the meeting began to plan an initial...
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Cersaie 2019 in Bologna
From the 23rd to the 27th of September 2019, Gresmalt with all its commercial brands participated in Cersaie 2019, the International Exhibition of Ceramics for Architecture and Bathroom Furnishings. The fair, held in Bologna, is a reference point for the ceramic sector and it is visited by over one hundred thousand visitors every year. During...
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Life Forture meeting in Gresmalt
On 9 September 2019, the project team met with the members of  the accounting and management control department in Gresmalt. The meeting was held with the aim of working on the model of life cycle costing created by the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid. First, the working group started to implement a static model with...
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LIFE Effige meeting
On September 5, 2019, the LIFE Forture team met with Nicola Fabbri, responsible for the LIFE Effige project. The LIFE Effige project, coordinated by the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, aims to measure the environmental footprint of a product during its life cycle, through the adoption of the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) methodology....
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Gresmalt participated from 9 to 12 April in the 2019 edition of Coverings,  the preeminent event for the ceramic tile & natural stone industry in North America. The event attracts visitors from every facet of the tile & stone industry from all over the world. Coverings was held at the Orange County Convention Center in...
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