InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 7 No. 2 KES Transactions on SDM I - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2014
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleMeasures and Concept for Realizing Sustainability in Manufacturing Industry
Primary AuthorMikko Koho, VTT Technical Research Centre Finland (Finland)
Other Author(s) Mikko Tapaninaho; Juhani Heilala; Seppo Torvinen
Pages 432 - 443
Article ID sdm14-079
Publication Date 01-May-16
AbstractThis 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.
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