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A contribution for the understanding and measurement of production sustainability; Uma contribuição para a compreensão e medição da sustentabilidade da produção

Lago, David Rodríguez
Fonte: Universidade do Minho Publicador: Universidade do Minho
Tipo: Trabalho de Conclusão de Curso
Publicado em //2015 Português
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Dissertação de mestrado integrado em Engenharia e Gestão Industrial; Sustainability is an imperative of present and future production activity. Sustainability is concerned with the environment protection, safety and welfare of present and future generations. Business success, both in manufacturing and services, must be measured against results contributing to sustainability. This means that business practices must be based on strategies that assertively address not only economic issues but also social and environmental ones, the three dimensions being referred as the triple-bottom-line approach (TBL). A company must therefore strive to measure and evaluate its sustainability stand and the effects of strategies on sustainability evolution on the TBL dimensions. In the literature there are a lot of studies, guidelines and recommendations on sustainability of companies and production and sustainability reporting, but apparently there is a serious difficulty in measuring the sustainability stand and evolution of companies and production dependent on strategies, and therefore difficulty to manage production activity towards sustainability. This dissertation gives an overview of the available literature on sustainability of companies...