Stichting Wageningen Research

The mission of Wageningen University & Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. With its roughly 30 branches, 7,200 employees (6,400 fte) and 13,200 students and over 150,000 participants to WUR’s Life Long Learning, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. The unique Wageningen approach lies in its integrated approach to issues and the collaboration between different disciplines. Wageningen Economic Research is an internationally leading socio-economic research institute that offers governments and companies (socio)economic insights and integral advice for sound policies and better decision-making in an innovative way.

Role in the project

WR leads the work about social performance and monetisation that is included in WP1 (mapping and analysing existing knowledge about Social LCA and True Cost Accounting, attribution to farming system types), WP3 (indicator improvement and development), WP4 (development of methods for Social LCA and True Cost Accounting), and WP5 (aggregation). In WP5, WR coordinates task 5.5 about the aggregation of the sustainability impact of livestock production to regional, national and EU level, and contributes to the development of and scenario analysis with the Agmemod model.