Sustainability performance indicators at shop floor level in large manufacturing companies
Journal article, 2017

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 were developed. 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.

Sustainability

Sustainability Performance Indicator

Environmental Management

Performance Measurement System

Author

Mats Zackrisson

Swerea IVF AB

Martin Kurdve

Mälardalens högskola

Swerea IVF AB

Sasha Shabazi

Mälardalens högskola

Magnus Wiktorsson

Mälardalens högskola

Mats Winroth

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Anna Landström

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Peter Almström

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Carin Andersson

Lund University

Christina Windmark

Lund University

Anna Öberg

Volvo Group

Andreas Myrelid

GKN Aerospace Sweden

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

Vol. 61 457-462

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Production

DOI

10.1016/j.procir.2016.11.199

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6/15/2018