Measures and a concept for realizing sustainability in the manufacturing industry

Mikko Koho, M. Tapaninaho, Juhani Heilala, S. Torvinen

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    Abstract

    This paper proposes and outlines a concept for manufacturing companies to improve their sustainability performance and manage sustainable production. Reviews of the current state of sustainable development at global and company level show that manufacturing companies need support and guidance to realize the objectives of sustainable development. Related to this, the challenges and barriers to realizing sustainable development faced by the manufacturing companies identified in the authors' recent research projects are also summarized in this paper. The proposed concept aims to overcome the challenges and shortcomings related to measuring, reporting, controlling and improving sustainability performance. The structure, content and development process of the concept are discussed and outlined in the paper.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationKES Transactions on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, Special Edition - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2014, Part 1
    Pages432-443
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, SDM 2014 - Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Duration: 28 Apr 201430 Apr 2014
    http://sdm-14.kesinternational.org/ (Conference web pages)

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, SDM 2014
    Abbreviated titleSDM-14
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityCardiff
    Period28/04/1430/04/14
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • sustainability performance indicators
    • sustainable manufacturing

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