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Below, we list organizations that support the development and/or dissemination of USEtox exclusively via supporting scientific studies independent of any interest of the supporters.

List of supporters

» UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative


http://www.lifecycleinitiative.org

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) launched an International Life Cycle Partnership, known as the Life Cycle Initiative, to enable users around the world to put life cycle thinking into effective practice. The Initiative responds the call by Governments around the world for a Life Cycle economy in the Malmo Declaration (2000). It contributes to the 10-Year Framework of Programmes to promote sustainable consumption and production patterns, as requested at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg (2002).

The main mission of the Life Cycle Initiative is to bring science-based Life Cycle approaches into practice worldwide. The objectives of the Life Cycle Initiative are (a) to enhance the global consensus and relevance of existing and emerging Life Cycle approaches methodology;Facilitate the use of Life Cycle approaches worldwide by encouraging Life Cycle thinking in decision-making in business, government and the general public about natural resources, materials and products targeted at consumption clusters and (b) to expand capability worldwide to apply and improve Life Cycle Approaches.

The UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative officially endorses and also sponsors the USEtox model.

» American Chemistry Council


http://www.americanchemistry.com

The American Chemistry Council's (ACC's) mission is to deliver business value through exceptional advocacy using best-in-class member performance, political engagement, communications and scientific research. We are committed to sustainable development by fostering progress in our economy, environment and society.

ACC is America’s oldest trade association of its kind, representing companies engaged in the business of chemistry - an innovative, USD760 billion enterprise that is helping solve the biggest challenges facing our nation and the world.

» International Council on Mining and Metals


http://www.icmm.com

The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) was founded in 2001 to improve sustainable development performance in the mining and metals industry. Today, we bring together 22 mining and metals companies as well as 34 national and regional mining associations and global commodity associations to address core sustainable development challenges.

ICMM was created in response to a multi-stakeholder research initiative that examined the role of mining in a sustainable future. The initiative, called the Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD) project, recognized the industry’s potential contributions to society, identified core challenges and established an agenda for implementing change which would become the foundation of ICMM’s mandate.

» Quantis


http://www.quantis-intl.com

Quantis - Environmental Life Cycle Assessment Consultants was founded in 2009 following a joint venture of the Swiss Ecointesys - Life Cycle Systems, a spin-off from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, and the consulting team of the Canadian Interuniversity Research Center for the Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services (CIRAIG), located at École Polytechnique of Montréal, Canada. Quantis was created to provide conscientious businesses and governments worldwide with tools, guidance and knowledge for achieving sustainability by mastering their life cycle and reducing their environmental impacts.

Quantis offers comprehensive, high impact solutions for organizations that are socially responsible, environmentally accountable, and understand the stakes at hand. Quantis benefits from having among the best experts in Life Cycle Assessment while maintaining close ties with university research. With its network of international experts, its strategic research collaborations and its offices in Switzerland (Lausanne), France (Paris and Lyon), the US (Boston) and Canada (Montréal), Quantis is one of the world leaders in LCA.