Introduction and Organisation of LCA Activities in Industry — Description and Analysis of Two LCA Projects in Swedish Companies
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2000

Explorations of the LCA practice have been less numerous compared to the conceptual descriptions of LCA. To counter this imbalance, studies of LCA projects conducted in Swedish industry were carried out. One of them is in a chemical company, the other in an electronics company. The studied LCA projects represent early attempts, but not first attempts, at LCA within these two companies. The two studied cases are contrasted with each other and aspects important for the implementation of LCA are identified. Among other things, the presence of an LCA entrepreneur seems to be important for LCA implementation. The argumentation for the usefulness of LCA needs to be situationally adapted to each organisation. Strategies of the LCA entrepreneur are described.

qualitative case studies

implementation

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Swedish industry

Environmental management

institutionalisation

Författare

Henrikke Baumann

Institutionen för miljösystemanalys

International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment

0948-3349 (ISSN)

Vol. 5 363-368

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Innovation och entreprenörskap

Ämneskategorier

Miljöledning

Företagsekonomi

Miljövetenskap

DOI

10.1065/lca2000.11.037