EDANA fetes Frischknecht with Lifetime Achievement Award
Posted May 20, 2020
BRUSSELS – EDANA, a leading global association serving the nonwovens and related industries, recognized the achievements and efforts of Dr. Rolf Frischknecht, with the 2020 EDANA LCA Lifetime Achievement Award this month.
The award, which recognizes the outstanding contributions in promoting lifecycle thinking and improving LCA approaches, was presented at the 30th annual conference of SETAC, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, held online from May 3 to 7.
The award was granted in recognition of Dr. Frischknecht’s outstanding contributions to lifecycle inventory databases and methodology. He is especially known for his leading role from 1998 to 2008 in the design, development, implementation and operation of the lifecycle inventory database “ecoinvent,” laying a solid ground for its sustainable recognition and worldwide success.
Throughout his professional career, Dr. Frischknecht dedicated his efforts to promote lifecycle thinking and raise the awareness of environmental impacts hidden in the supply chains of products and services, and to lower the efforts in performing environmental life cycle assessment in environmentally crucial areas such as dwelling, mobility and food.
Gil Stevens, EDANA’s External Relations & Sustainability director, said the award was an honor to grant, saying “SETAC’s work to advance the science, practice and application of LCAs has been invaluable in achieving consensus on techniques and methodology, greatly contributing to the successful assessing and addressing of environmental challenges.
EDANA said it is greatly honored to recognize such professional commitment to research and development in this field.