Become a partner

To become a partner, contact the Life Cycle Initiative secretariat.

Partners are organisations of particular relevance for the initiative including general sponsors who support the whole Initiative. There are three levels of partnership available, each with its own set of benefits: Silver, Gold and Platinum sponsorship. The table showing an overview of benefits for different stakeholder groups is below.

These partners can actively participate in the strategic decision making process. Moreover, they can receive key documentation on the initiative's development. If interested, they can also take part in conference calls at the strategic level. Finally, they get publicity in all kinds of publications and on the website of the initiative.

Activity Sponsors support a specific event or action. For example, an organisation may want their funds restricted for use for a specific workshop. In this case, the funds will be restricted for use for that activity. For an Activity Sponsor, the amount of money depends upon the funds needed for that activity. The Activity Sponsor would receive logo placement and copies of documents pertaining to the activity.

Partner Benefits

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Significant role in the Initiative planning

X

-

-

Access to actively participate in scheduled meetings with Initiative leaders

X

-

-

Access to listen in on scheduled conference calls with Initiative leaders

-

X

-

Receive copies of minutes and preliminary reports of the working groups and events

X

X

-

Receive prepublication copies of official reports

X

X

X

Logo placement inside Life Cycle Initiative reports, brochures, workshop materials

X

X

X

Logo placement on Initiative web site

X

X

X

Link to organization web site on Initiative site

X

X

 

Organization name included in Life Cycle Initiative press releases

X

X

-

Organization name mentioned in press interviews surrounding the Life Cycle Initiative

X

-

-

Partner Contribution

50

25

12,5

(1000 US$ per year)


Join as a company

  • Generate increased visibility for your organization’s contribution to sustainable development;
  • Strengthen links with international Associations, Governments, and other UN programmes including the Sustainable Buildings and Construction Initiative (SBCI) and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), among others;
  • Connect your company to a world-wide network of Life Cycle experts;

For the government

  • To provide guidance to the direction of the programme and to be part of the global network including world class experts;
  • To get up to date tools , for the implementation of the sustainable development;
  • To be able to link national databases and methodologies with other countries/ regions;
  • To show worldwide your engagement and responsibility for achieving a life cycle economy;
  • To address sector issues particularly relevant for your country region ;
  • To contribute, through the initiative, to UNEP's work for the development of a ten-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production.

For researchers

  • To get access to the network of world wide leading institutes;
  • To draft and review documents in the task forces and peer review groups;
  • To participate and organise workshops with us.

For consumer organisations or NGOs

  • To learn more about and take part in the promotion of consumer information tools that are based on life cycle thinking;
  • To have access to continuous information on the latest development in the field of life cycle approaches;
  • To have the possibility to attend and organise UNEP/ SETAC events with us.