Mapping the Current Social Sustainability Practices of the European Manufacturing Industry
Paper in proceedings, 2014

A survey among European production companies was carried out to map the level of understanding and action regarding social sustainability practices. In order to determine whether sufficient measures are in place to tackle upcoming demographic challenges. The study explored topics of labour practices, human capital development, job design, work-life balance, talent management, employee turnover & satisfaction management and stakeholder and community practices. The results indicate that although many companies report having a strategy in place for social sustainability, practices in place appear to only address the fundamental hygiene factors of the workplace, rather than focusing strategically on combating demographics challenges.

Europe

Manufacturing

Demographic challenges

Practices

Social Sustainability

Author

Paola Fantini

Marco Taisch

Caroline Adams

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Cecilia Berlin

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Johan Stahre

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Swedish Production Symposium 2014, SPS14

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Production

ISBN

978-91-980974-1-2

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Created

10/7/2017