Additional training dates for 2024 are now added!

Register for the training here

During the training, you will learn:
  • Current developments in social value chain assessment
  • How you can develop your first (real or fictional) case study
  • How you can get real business value from this new metric

As a result, you will:

  • Get a deep understanding of the difference between environmental and social LCA, and the social LCA backgrounds
  • Practice developing your goal and scope
  • Understand ways to collect and interpret social impact data

This training consists of 5 online sessions of 3 hours each



Welcome to the Social Value Community

Meet your peers, discuss, contribute and learn about the best ways to assess Social Impacts along the entire value chain of a product, brand, business-unit or entire company. Everybody is invited to sign up to create a profile and become a member. 

Sign up as a new member now

We welcome companies, industry associations, academics, consultants and all other interested individuals or organisations to share ideas that contribute to the further development of credible metrics, tools, datasources and other solutions. We strongly believe such solutions can bring social value for all stakeholders along the value chain.

This site has several sections:

The About this Initiative page, gives yoy a background on who we are and why we do this.

In the Competence Center, you can find various sections. So far, most can be found on the Handbook pages, but feel free to upload in any section.

The Forum page is where you can exchange in dialogue or share an idea or question.

Announcements for webinars and events can be made on the events page, feel free to do so.

The Group page is where you can join workinggroups, discuss and engage (will come soon).

Feel free to contribute wherever you would like, but of course stay focussed on the area of social assessment methodologies and metrics.


The Social Value Community has been initiated by the Social Value Initiative (www.social-value-initiative.org) which already started to develop a methodology and Handbook in 2013. This initiative is led by a number of proactive companies and is facilitated by PRé. If you visit the Initiative site, you can also sign up to the newsletter of the Initiative.

You can contact us via info@social-value.org

Life Cycle Managment Conference

The Life Cycle Management conference 2023 is calling for abstracts on Social assessment. There are in fact two sessions, so take this opportunity.

The first session is Social Life Cycle Assessment in practice: Implementation and Value Derived and the other session is Methodological advancements in Social Life Cycle Management.

Sara Russo Garrido, the co-chair of the first session is encouraging you to submit abstracts at these sessions. Contact her on sara.russo-garrido@polymtl.ca

Social Value Community is part of the Social Value Initative, which is governed by a number of partner companies; see www.social-value-initiative.org You can reach the community via info at social-value.org