Proceedings of ICT for Sustainability 2016

Mobile phones: social impacts during the use phase

Authors
Elisabeth Ekener, Elena Mokeeva
Corresponding Author
Elisabeth Ekener
Available Online August 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-16.2016.33How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Social life cycle assessment, use phase modeling, ICT, mobile phones, grounded theory, the day reconstruction method.
Abstract
Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) is a technique for as-sessing social impacts throughout the life cycle of a product, aiming to predict and improve social conditions of affected stakeholders. LCA requires a comprehensive approach, i.e. covering all phases of a product life cycle, however an ap-proach for addressing the use phase in S-LCA is still under development and has been excluded in the majority of S-LCA studies. The primary objective of this study is to develop a methodological approach for assessing social impacts in the use phase, which would complement the existing S-LCA method. ICT is in the focus of this study, and particularly mobile phones, as our secondary objective is to contribute to the knowledge on sustainability impacts of ICT and the enabling potential of ICT.
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Proceedings
ICT for Sustainability 2016
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
August 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-224-4
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-16.2016.33How to use a DOI?
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