Indicators of sustainable production - A survey among Swedish manufacturing industry
Paper in proceeding, 2014

Sustainable development has become more and more in focus over a number of years. Sustainability is however quite large issue, involving environmental, economical, and social aspects, and the question is how it may apply to production within the factory walls. This paper describes the outcome from testing 52 suggested Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in a survey to Swedish manufacturing industry. The answering rate was 10 %, resulting in 65 answers from randomly selected responding companies. All KPIs were more or less used, but 27 KPIs indicated statistical significance, constituting 6 environmental, 13 economic, and 8 social indicators.


Sustainable production

Key performance indicators


Mats Winroth

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Peter Almström

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology

Carin Andersson

Proceedings of the 1st EurOMA Sustainable OM & SCM Forum

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance


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