WIT Press

A social sustainability assessment model for manufacturing company based on S-LCA


Free (open access)


Volume 14 (2019), Issue 2



Page Range

172 - 182

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WIT Press


Junli Shi, Yajun Wang, Qinyi Ma, Shuagjiao Fan, Haihua Jin, Huanyu Liu & Huan Liu


Generally, sustainability analysis should include the aspects of the environmental, social, and economic assessment. The development of social sustainability assessment for manufacturing company however has been paid little attention currently, and previous studies are not appropriate due to the complex information and the unbefitting indicators. This study presents a new social sustainability assessment model based on social life cycle assessment (S-lcA) methodology to assess the social sustainable performance for manufacturing companies, in this method, four groups of stakeholders and social impact categories are involves and product social risk score (PSrS) is employed to quantitatively expressed the sustainability indicator of the company. Through detailed social inventory investigation, fuqiang Power company as the research case is put to assess the social sustainability and verify the validity of this model.


manufacturing company, social impact category, social life cycle assessment (S-LCA), social performance, social sustainability assessment.