Learning to Evaluate An Organisation’s Sustainability Performance
25 Sarawak Energy staff who are from the pool of Hydropower Sustainable Assessment Protocol’s (HSAP) internal assessors and relevant interested individuals attended the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Training from 13th to 14th November at Menara Sarawak Energy. The training was conducted by an LCA specialist, Dr. Marlia Mohd Hanafiah who is from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). The training is part of the capacity development programme for HSAP’s internal assessors.
The concepts and application of LCA in business process is one of the powerful tools to assist in making a better and informed business decisions which entails financial and environmental considerations. LCA will help the organization to evaluate and understand its holistic sustainability performance by quantifying the impacts of its product/service over all the life cycle stages and seeing if, how and where it can be improved.
LCA may be used as the basis of circular economy as it is best known tool for quantitative analysis of environmental and economic aspects of a product/service over all its life cycle stages. Through these features, LCA is capable to analyse broad considerations and assess a process and its cumulative impact which enable us to measure our sustainability performance against the proven best practice of the international HSAP standard.