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Sustainability Performance Indicators at Shop Floor Level in Large Manufacturing Companies

Zackrisson, Mats; Kurdve, Martin; Shahbazi, Sasha; Wiktorsson, Magnus; Winroth, Mats; Landström, Anna; Almström, Peter; Andersson, Carin LU ; Windmark, Christina LU and Öberg, Anna Ericson, et al. (2017) In Procedia CIRP 61. p.457-462
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This article investigates sustainability in the performance measurement systems of Swedish manufacturing companies. It builds on a previous study that documents relatively few direct environmental indicators at shop floor level, which raises questions about possible indirect links between existing indicators and the environment that could be used to improve the environmental aspect of company's sustainability ambitions. A method for identifying and categorizing indirect links to sustainability issues was defined and used. The results suggest that at shop floor level 90% of the indicators have at least an indirect relation to one or more of the sustainability dimensions economy, environment and social, of which 26% are at least... (More)

This article investigates sustainability in the performance measurement systems of Swedish manufacturing companies. It builds on a previous study that documents relatively few direct environmental indicators at shop floor level, which raises questions about possible indirect links between existing indicators and the environment that could be used to improve the environmental aspect of company's sustainability ambitions. A method for identifying and categorizing indirect links to sustainability issues was defined and used. The results suggest that at shop floor level 90% of the indicators have at least an indirect relation to one or more of the sustainability dimensions economy, environment and social, of which 26% are at least indirectly related to the environmental dimension. Despite the many indirect connections, participating companies perceive a need to improve sustainability indicators and some ideas are suggested.

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Environmental management, Performance Measurement System, Sustainability, Sustainability Performance Indicator
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  abstract     = {<p>This article investigates sustainability in the performance measurement systems of Swedish manufacturing companies. It builds on a previous study that documents relatively few direct environmental indicators at shop floor level, which raises questions about possible indirect links between existing indicators and the environment that could be used to improve the environmental aspect of company's sustainability ambitions. A method for identifying and categorizing indirect links to sustainability issues was defined and used. The results suggest that at shop floor level 90% of the indicators have at least an indirect relation to one or more of the sustainability dimensions economy, environment and social, of which 26% are at least indirectly related to the environmental dimension. Despite the many indirect connections, participating companies perceive a need to improve sustainability indicators and some ideas are suggested.</p>},
  author       = {Zackrisson, Mats and Kurdve, Martin and Shahbazi, Sasha and Wiktorsson, Magnus and Winroth, Mats and Landström, Anna and Almström, Peter and Andersson, Carin and Windmark, Christina and Öberg, Anna Ericson and Myrelid, Andreas},
  issn         = {2212-8271},
  keyword      = {Environmental management,Performance Measurement System,Sustainability,Sustainability Performance Indicator},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {457--462},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Procedia CIRP},
  title        = {Sustainability Performance Indicators at Shop Floor Level in Large Manufacturing Companies},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2016.11.199},
  volume       = {61},
  year         = {2017},
}