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Nestlé Life Cycle Assessment Expert joins AgriFoodLCA

Nestlé, the world’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company, will join AgriFoodLCA, the 1st Life Cycle Assessment Conference for Agriculture and Food, in Melbourne on 23rd and 24th of November.

Hosted by the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS), the conference will feature Dr Urs Schenker, Nestlé Research Center’s Life Cycle Assessment Expert for the world leading company.

“To improve the environmental performance of our products, we have rolled-out a systematic ecodesign process throughout the Nestlé R&D organization” explains Urs. “This allows us to get a clear understanding of the environmental life-cycle impacts of our products – from agricultural production and the sourcing of ingredients through to what happens at the end of a product’s life – across the value chain.”

Life cycle assessment (LCA) measures environmental performance based on five key indicators – climate change, water footprint, biodiversity, energy and land use.

“Focusing on preserving water, using natural resources efficiently, conserving biodiversity, reducing air emissions, adapting to climate change and preserving valuable land, we use LCA to help us understand the performance of our products along their value chain. This informs our decision making; helps us take actions to continuously improve our environmental performance; enables us to respond to stakeholders’ growing interest in the environmental performance of food and beverage products; and provides credible evidence to support specific environmental communications and claims.”

Book your tickets to AgriFoodLCA to hear more from Urs.

The ALCAS 2015 Conference Series will also feature LCM Australia 2015, The 9th Australian Conference on Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Management, and AusBuildLCA, the 1st Life Cycle Assessment Conference for Building and Construction.


The Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS) is the national peak body for the LCA industry. Run by Australian LCA professionals with international connections, the society provides objective scientific tools and tangible support for better decision-making. With systematic approaches to combat climate change, ALCAS works to mainstream lifecycle thinking to translate sustainability strategy into action.

About Nestlé

Nestlé, founded in 1866, is the world’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company. With headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, Nestlé employs over 360,000 people, with factories and operations in almost every country of the world.

Nestlé Research is the engine of innovation for Nestlé. Our task is to convert exemplary scientific expertise and knowledge into product innovations and renovations in line with our Nutrition, Health and Wellness ambition.

We enhance lives with science-based nutrition and health solutions for all stages of life.

We do this by widening competitive gaps through product and technology leadership that has a positive business impact based on our ‘Discover-Develop-Deploy’ approach.

Our work affects every aspect and touch-point of the business. It means going beyond products and technologies. It means finding solutions across the value chain that make good, long-term business sense – and create value for society.

All that we do is people-based. A major part of our work is to deliver products that offer superior nutrition, health and wellness in a forward-looking and creative way.

To achieve our goal and fuel sustainable success for Nestlé, we have the largest research network of any food company in the world, with 39 Research facilities, and over 5000 people involved.

For more information about Nestlé Science & Research, its mission and ongoing research programs, please visit our website at

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