Participation in the “Pre-emptive LCA Social Cooperation Research Department” of the University of Tokyo’s "UTokyo LCA Center for Future Strategy"

April 3, 2023

We are pleased to announce that the Mitsubishi Chemical Group (the MCG Group) will participate in the Pre-emptive LCA Social Cooperation Research Department of the UTokyo LCA Center for Future Strategy (UTLCA) established by the University of Tokyo on April 1, 2023 to engage in joint research on LCA (Life Cycle Assessment).
LCA is a quantitative evaluation of the environmental, social, and economic impacts of a product or service over its entire life cycle, from exploitation of raw materials to manufacturing, transportation, sale, use, disposal, and reuse. The purpose of UTLCA is to create a theory of "pre-emptive LCA" that quantitatively evaluates the environmental, economic, and social benefits of advanced science and technology at the development stage to present social implementation scenarios with the goal of leading global technological development and system formation toward 2050. UTLCA will allow researchers from across all fields to transcend the framework of existing academic fields and collaborate in proposing world-leading research, education, and science and technology strategies for the future based on the theory of pre-emptive LCA. In addition, UTLCA established the Pre-emptive LCA Social Cooperation Research Department for participating companies aiming to develop and implement pre-emptive LCA as a useful tool for industry.
The MCG Group aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 in its management policy of "Forging the future." Positioning LCA as a management tool for the future, we are promoting the active use of LCA to achieve net zero emissions, by, for example, establishing a calculation system and expanding the scope of targets. Through participation in UTLCA, we will contribute to the establishment of evaluation calculation methods for advanced science and technology, such as the recycling of various materials and the production of products using CO2 as a raw material. The MCG Group will continue to aim to realize a sustainable society by providing highly legitimate and reliable solutions.

Announced by the University of Tokyo on April 1, 2023:
"UTokyo LCA Center for Future Strategy" to be launched on April 1, 2023 – Bringing together LCA researchers and designing the future society together with advanced science and technology researchers –"  (Japanese)

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