SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION RESEARCH: AWARENESS, MEASURES AND DEVELOPMENT
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2012

This paper takes its standpoint in the hypothesis that awareness of sustainability is the key to create sustainable products, and that this awareness begins already at research level. It describes the development and follow-up of a method for increasing sustainability awareness in sustainable production research. Several activities were carried out to increase the awareness. Firstly) workshops with researchers and industry on sustainability. Secondly) development of measures based on literature and interviews with researchers. Thirdly) monitoring of awareness through concept maps. Progress was evaluated by comparing the awareness of the population when the project started in 2010, and then again in 2011. The results show that the participants had shifted their view from primary emphasizing technology towards a more balanced view of sustainability where social aspects were more often taken into consideration. According to the concept maps methodology, sustainability awareness in the population increased with 25%.

Sustainability Metrics

Sustainability Research

Sustainable Production

Sustainability Awareness

Concept Map

Författare

Björn Johansson

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Andreas Dagman

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

Emma Rex

Chalmers, Göteborgs miljövetenskapliga centrum (GMV)

Thomas Nyström

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors

Maria Knutson Wedel

Chalmers, Material- och tillverkningsteknik, Yt- och mikrostrukturteknik

Johan Stahre

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Rikard Söderberg

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

International Journal of Sustainable Development

1923-6662 (ISSN)

Vol. 4 95-104

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Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi

Utbildningsvetenskap

Lärande

Annan teknik

Naturresursteknik

Miljöledning

Pedagogiskt arbete

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Innovation och entreprenörskap

Styrkeområden

Produktion

Lärande och undervisning

Pedagogiskt arbete