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Análise da pluridimensionalidade da sustentabilidade da cadeia produtiva de componentes construtivos de madeira de plantios florestais; Pluridimensional sustainability analysis of wooden building products production chain

Yuba, Andrea Naguissa
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 12/01/2005 Português
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A cadeia produtiva da habitação em madeira de plantios florestais apresenta características que podem contribuir para a definição de um contexto mais sustentável, mas tal análise depende de uma abordagem que supera a preponderância das questões ambientais, passando a incluir as questões de cunho social, econômico, político e cultural, de forma mais integrada. A proposta de lidar com a totalidade da cadeia produtiva representa a oportunidade de abranger níveis bastante complexos das interações entre as dimensões da sustentabilidade e de relações das mais significativas às mais tênues entre as diversas questões, no universo das múltiplas dimensões de análise a serem consideradas. Diante disso, o objetivo geral desta pesquisa é explorar e sistematizar a complexidade dinâmica das questões de sustentabilidade dessa cadeia produtiva visando à compreensão do processo de ganhos e de perdas de sustentabilidade. Num contexto de conceitos em formação, buscou-se a definição e delimitações do objeto analisado, efetuando-se a decomposição e caracterização da cadeia produtiva da habitação em madeira de plantios florestais. Isso possibilitou verificar a ênfase das questões de caráter tecnológico, compartimentadas nos processos de produção...

A métrica da sustentabilidade na perspectiva da geografia: aplicação e avaliação do Painel da Sustentabilidade (Dashboard of Sustainability) na comunidade quilombola do Mandira - Cananéia/SP; The metric of sustainability from the perspective of geography: application and evaluation of the Sustainability Panel (Dashboard of Sustainability) of the community quilombola Mandira - Cananeia/SP

Gouveia, José Mariano Caccia
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 22/11/2010 Português
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A transgressão de determinados limites na apropriação da natureza pela sociedade vem explicitando o impasse na forma como se dá essa relação, levando pesquisadores de diversas áreas do conhecimento a centrar atenção sobre o problema. A diversidade de métodos, correntes ideológicas e pressupostos teóricos que definem tais pesquisas, levam a uma realidade em que, um dos raros pontos de consenso está na necessidade fundamental de uma abordagem interdisciplinar. Dentre todas as ciências, a Geografia, em função das características de seus objetos e métodos específicos, é aquela que reúne os melhores recursos teórico-metodológicos para abordar a questão de uma forma mais abrangente e integrada. Um dos conceitos fundamentais na análise das intervenções humanas, e das conseqüências destas sobre o ambiente é sustentabilidade. Diante da ampla gama e diversidade de abordagens sobre o tema, torna-se necessário definir critérios a partir dos quais seja possível mensurar a dimensão da relação custo/benefício das diferentes formas de intervenções humanas sobre o ambiente, sob as perspectivas sociais, econômicas e ambientais. Neste sentido, configura-se como fundamental a definição de indicadores de sustentabilidade e de métodos de avaliação desses indicadores...

Análise do relatório GRI enquanto ferramenta para a mensuração da sustentabilidade empresarial; Analysis of GRI Reporting as a tool for measuring corporate sustainability

Rocha, Tatiana Aparecida Coêlho
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 19/10/2012 Português
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O aumento significativo da deterioração das condições ambientais e sociais em muitas partes do mundo indicam que a sustentabilidade como um todo pode estar ameaçada. Assim a sustentabilidade empresarial tornou-se um objetivo bastante almejado e de fundamental importância não só para as empresas que sofrem constantes pressões sociais, mas também para toda a humanidade. Por esses motivos, cada vez mais empresas estão adotando relatórios de sustentabilidade para demonstrar seu engajamento com a sustentabilidade empresarial. Para tanto, é preciso utilizar indicadores adequados para a mensuração de desempenho dessas organizações em relação à sustentabilidade. Assim, esta dissertação analisou relatórios de sustentabilidade e identificou que o relatório de sustentabilidade GRI vem sendo utilizado não apenas como um relatório de transparência mas como um certificador, portanto tem como objetivo avaliar se o GRI pode ser analisada como ferramenta adequada para a caracterização de empresas brasileiras enquanto sustentáveis, por meio de revisão bibliográfica, pesquisa em modelos de indicadores de sustentabilidade e análise dos relatórios das seis empresas brasileiras atestadas como A+. Como resultado desta pesquisa verificou-se que o GRI deve ser melhorado em vários e importantes aspectos para que possa ser usado como certificador da Sustentabilidade Empresarial.; The significant increase of deteriorating environmental and social conditions in many parts of the world indicate that sustainability as a whole may be threatened. Thus corporate sustainability has become a very desired objective and of fundamental importance not only for companies that suffer constant social pressures...

Principais fatores do estado contínuo e da sustentabilidade de empresas atuantes no Brasil; Main factors of continuos state and sustainability of companies operating in Brazil

Campos, Gabriel Moreira
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 28/02/2013 Português
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O desenvolvimento sustentável e a sustentabilidade são temas que, nas últimas cinco décadas, têm despertado o interesse crescente de pesquisadores, profissionais e governantes, em virtude dos efeitos da intensificação da utilização dos recursos naturais pelo ser humano. Dentre os aspectos que formam os temas "desenvolvimento sustentável e sustentabilidade", destaca-se a demanda pela elaboração de métricas que permitam a aferição precisa do grau de desenvolvimento sustentável e de sustentabilidade do planeta, de nações e de outros tipos de organismos, como as empresas. A relevância, para a sociedade e para a economia, da condição em que a empresa atua é evidenciada pela existência de normas de auditoria, em diversos países, que orientam os auditores independentes na condução de trabalhos sob sua responsabilidade, especificamente na avaliação da provável existência de dúvida material sobre a capacidade da empresa de se manter em estado contínuo. Assim, esta tese tem como objetivo principal explicar a relação entre os principais fatores do estado contínuo e da sustentabilidade de empresas atuantes no Brasil. Nesse sentido, foi realizada uma ampla pesquisa bibliográfica em obras nacionais e internacionais para a construção da plataforma teórica...

O desafio da integração da sustentabilidade no sistema de mensuração de desempenho corporativo: contribuições de um estudo bibliométrico e estudos de casos.; The challenge of integrating sustainability into corporate performance measurement system: contributions of a bibliometric study and case studies.

Morioka, Sandra Naomi
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 28/01/2014 Português
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O termo sustentabilidade corporativa refere-se à capacidade de uma organização de sobreviver no longo prazo, mantendo-se (minimamente) lucrativa para que possa exercer suas atividades com cada vez menos impactos negativos ambientais e mais benefícios sociais. Considerando a lógica de que a empresa é aquilo que ela é capaz de mensurar, organizações sustentáveis demandam sistemas gerenciais de mensuração de desempenho que estejam alinhadas ao desenvolvimento sustentável. Assim, o presente estudo se propõe a discutir a seguinte pergunta de pesquisa: Como é inserida a sustentabilidade nos sistemas de mensuração de desempenho corporativos? Para isso, são propostos dois objetivos de pesquisa: (i) levantar os sistemas de mensuração de desempenho de sustentabilidade e explorar seus principais desafios; e (ii) explorar a importância relativa dada pelas empresas em relação aos indicadores de sustentabilidade. Para isso, a pesquisa conta com uma revisão sistemática da literatura e estudos de casos multissetoriais (um piloto e quatro exploratórios). A pesquisa traz evidências de que a temática de indicadores de sustentabilidade é ainda incipiente e pouco estruturada, com potencial de melhorar o aproveitamento da literatura já consolidada de sistemas de mensuração de desempenho. O estudo bibliométrico conta com (i) estatística descritiva...

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...

Nova School of Business & Economics: Sustainability report

Santana, Paula Peste
Fonte: NSBE - UNL Publicador: NSBE - UNL
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado
Publicado em /01/2012 Português
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A Work Project, presented as part of the requirements for the Award of a Masters Degree in Management from the NOVA – School of Business and Economics; This work project consists of a sustainability report proposal for NovaSBE, consolidating its strategic goals of preparing students for sustainable development challenges of today’s organizations and communication towards stakeholders. This proposal arouses from the partnership with the Consultancy firm for Sustainable Development Sair da Casca. The first assignment given by the company consisted of building a sustainability observatorium that included the top 25 Portuguese companies’ sustainability practices. However, during the process, the company realized such a benchmarking tool already existed so that it did not make sense to develop it. It was then that from the alignment of interests between the company and the Field Lab purpose emerged the idea of a sustainability report for the school. To conduct a Sustainability Report Proposal for NovaSBE, the previous experience of collecting data on the top 25 companies’ sustainability practices allowed for a deeper knowledge on sustainability reporting.The Global Reporting Initiative sustainability reporting standards were chosen to carry this project out considering that its wider acceptance applies for NovaSBE’s internationalization ambitions. Nonetheless...

A Content Analysis of Sustainability Dimensions in Annual Reports

Afjei, Sayed MR.
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
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This study examines the triple bottom line of sustainability, in the context of both profit-oriented and non-profit oriented organizations. Sustainability is a compound result of interaction between economic, environmental, and social dimensions. Sustainability cannot be achieved without balance between all three dimensions, which has implications for measuring sustainability and prioritizing goals. This study demonstrates a method for measuring organizational sustainability achievement in these three dimensions of sustainability. Content analysis of the annual reports of corporations from the United States, Continental Europe (and Scandinavia), and Asia reveals that the economic dimension remains the preeminent aspect, and corporations still have a long way to go to reach comprehensive sustainability by maintaining a balance between the three dimensions of sustainability. The analysis also shows a high level of isomorphism in the sustainability practices of corporations, suggesting that even the most sustainable corporations are taking a somewhat passive role in prioritizing sustainability goals. A list of 25 terms for each dimension of sustainability (economic, environmental, and social) has been developed which can be used by corporations to develop and communicate their sustainability practices most effectively to the maximum number of their stakeholders. In contrast...

Planning for holistic sustainability: a study of the ’process’ in Kerala (India) and Sweden.

Sharma, Vigya
Fonte: Universidade de Adelaide Publicador: Universidade de Adelaide
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
Publicado em //2008 Português
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Numerous attempts have been undertaken to deliver a common understanding of the concept of sustainability. Most of these attempts however, have remained contested and ineffective. Weak conceptualisation has also affected the process of operationalisation of sustainability. This thesis addresses the above issues by firstly, interpreting sustainability and its underlying principles from a perspective that draws together social, economic, environmental, cultural, and institutional conditions and cross-linkages. Secondly, and more importantly, the research focuses on ‘how’ to operationalise sustainability across different regions. In doing so, the research acknowledges the significance of planning pathways in the process of achieving sustainability. The research has been conducted using two case studies that critically examine the effectiveness of contemporary sustainability planning processes in Kerala (India) and Sweden. A total of 42 in-depth interviews, three focus group discussions and several participant observations have contributed to primary data collection for the two case studies. The research has developed a set of ‘substantive’ and ‘process’ criteria based on which planning efficacy in Kerala and Sweden has been evaluated. By focusing on the ‘how’ and ‘why’ rather than the ‘what’ aspects of the sustainability problematique...

Monitoring systems for sustainability : what are they measuring?

Davidson, Kathryn
Fonte: Universidade de Adelaide Publicador: Universidade de Adelaide
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
Publicado em //2009 Português
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This thesis investigates how governments, corporations, and international non-government organisations conceive of, and report on sustainability. The development of sustainability reporting frameworks in Australia is critically compared with international models. The study seeks to discover whether sustainability indicators in the Australian context are derived from an epistemologically consistent framework. It is argued that the validity of current sustainability reporting systems is contestable. Reporting systems for sustainability have been a key policy response by international organisations, governments, and corporations to emerging environmental, social and economic crises over the past decade. However, the challenge in developing sustainability measurement and monitoring tools is made difficult because the notion of sustainability is a contested concept. The most commonly quoted definition of sustainability from the Brundtland Report lacks the required conceptual clarity to inform how it could be measured. Moreover, the sustainability debate incorporates an array of approaches influenced by various theoretical frameworks. A lack of an operational definition of sustainability creates uncertainty surrounding the interpretation of sustainability and therefore confounds its measurement. Conversely...

Sustainability assessment in wine grape growing.

Santiago-Brown, Irina
Fonte: Universidade de Adelaide Publicador: Universidade de Adelaide
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
Publicado em //2014 Português
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This thesis presents outcomes from a mixed methods research project in agricultural sciences. An atypical methodology for sciences was developed to avoid embedded assumptions commonly seen in sustainability investigations. Eighty-three upper echelon participants from the wine grape industry participated in 14 group discussions in five countries: Australia, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States. Quantitative measures were compared to results from qualitatively coded participant utterances using content analysis software tools. Results are presented from these group discussions, divided in three stages. Each stage had its own objective and method: (1) aimed to define sustainability through an Assisted Focus Group Method of Enquiry (AFGME), (2) produce a list of indicators for sustainability assessment through an Adapted Nominal Group Technique (ANGT) and (3) aimed to discuss the engagement process of viticultural sustainability programs through a traditional focus group approach, document and compare the most prominent sustainability assessment programs for individual organisations in viticulture worldwide. It was found that a consensual sustainability definition prior to the establishment of assessment systems is essential. The model developed in this investigation seems to be viable for similar sustainability investigations of individual organisations. An overall sustainability definition is proposed as the continuous pursuit of equilibrium between economic...

The Construction of Sustainability in the Cement Industry: Audit Culture, Materiality and Affective Processes

Resendez de Lozano, Laura
Fonte: Universidade Rice Publicador: Universidade Rice
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Introducing sustainability policies in the cement industry involves changing not only production technologies, but the organizational culture of a mature industry that is characterized by huge CO₂ emissions and significant environmental impacts. This research attempts to understand the transition process of the industry and its employees as the process is taking place. The actors involved are strongly influenced by often contradictory forces: On one hand the naturalized market dynamics in the context of the automobile dependent society and widespread networks of highways and other concrete structures, and on the other, the growing concern of preserving resources for future generations as a shared responsibility that raises awareness of the negative environmental impacts of cement production. The fieldwork component of the project was comprised of two complementary parts: First, an ethnographic study of how the abstract goal of becoming sustainable is given meaning as it is implemented in Cemex, one of the largest companies in the cement industry at the global level. Second, an analysis of the audit culture mechanisms present in the production of knowledge among experts involved in designing sustainability assessment mechanisms for infrastructure projects. The latter component took place among experts in the academy and in the Texas Department of Transportation...

Análise da relação entre normas de sistemas de gestão (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 e NBR 16001) e a sustentabilidade empresarial; Analysis of the relation between management system standards (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, NBR 16001 and OHSAS 18001) and corporate sustainability

Ferreira, Camila dos Santos
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 19/08/2015 Português
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A sustentabilidade está sendo inserida no contexto empresarial como uma forma de minimizar os impactos causados pelos processos produtivos. Empresas estão deixando de considerar somente questões econômicas e passaram a atentarem-se as questões socioambientais. Diante desse contexto, as organizações utilizam ferramentas como normas de sistemas de gestão para auxiliar a satisfazer os anseios das partes interessadas e introduzir a sustentabilidade em seus contextos. No cenário científico não identificou-se estudos que abordassem a relação existente entre normas de sistemas de gestão e a sustentabilidade empresarial. Sendo assim, esse estudo teve como objetivo analisar a relação entre normas de sistemas de gestão (ISO 14001, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 e NBR 16001) e a sustentabilidade empresarial. Para isso realizou-se uma revisão bibliográfica com o intuito de identificar os requisitos da sustentabilidade empresarial. Esses foram extraídos do Índice de Sustentabilidade Empresarial, Indicadores Ethos e Global Reporting Initiative, pois agrupam os principais elementos da sustentabilidade empresarial. Posteriormente foi construída matriz de relação contendo os requisitos da sustentabilidade empresarial e os requisitos de cada norma de sistema de gestão estudada. Essa matriz foi preenchida pela pesquisadora e por 6 especialistas que utilizam essas normas diariamente. Posteriormente as respostas foram consolidadas gerando a Matriz de Relação Consolidada (MRC) que foi analisada e interpretada. As relações foram classificadas como forte...

A climate for change: an exploration towards Integral Action Loops to apply our knowledge for sustainability success.

Divecha, Simon
Fonte: Universidade de Adelaide Publicador: Universidade de Adelaide
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
Publicado em //2014 Português
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A Climate for Change addresses an integration gap - how do we make sense of sustainability and the multiple perspectives on it? It does this through four major steps. First, I introduce meta-theory and a particular type of it, integral theory. Steps two and three draw on action logics then common pool resource research to examine case studies. Finally, these areas are analysed together - the results from the case study correlations, and the meta-theory analysis, are structured through integral theory with loop learning. At the heart of the investigation are questions of appropriate interventions and theory. In the face of multiple sustainability perspectives and practices, how can we take effective action to meet the demands we face? An lntegral Action Loop framework is proposed as a mechanism to understand important catalysts, fulcra that can be focused on. The scales of consideration associated with sustainability are, necessarily, expansive – from politics, cultures and across institutions, to governance and multinational corporations, global, local and individual considerations. That is, the range of theory is vast. At the same time, I would argue we need practical results to assist us with sustainability transformations. Consequently...

Valuing sustainable food and fibre : implications for integrated supply chain approaches to sustainability

Ecker, Saan
Fonte: Universidade Nacional da Austrália Publicador: Universidade Nacional da Austrália
Tipo: Thesis (PhD); Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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The social life of food and fibre production and consumption is often overlooked in efforts to develop policy and programs aimed at shifting to more resource efficient and environmentally and socially benign food and fibre systems. Issues of economic survival, lifestyle influences, values, identity and empowerment contribute as much to the complexity of sustainable production and consumption as do product life cycle issues such as water and energy efficiency, soil management and dealing with waste. That production and consumption is socially constructed, within the environmental and economic context, is well accepted. Emerging social research approaches that consider entire systems of food and fibre production and consumption are transcending segmented approaches focusing on either production or consumption. Understanding the extent to which production defines consumption and consumption defines production is an important element in the development of sustainable food and fibre systems. The aim of this study was to investigate potential frameworks for implementing whole of supply chain approaches to addressing the environmental and social sustainability issues associated with food and fibre production and consumption. This approach is based on the philosophy that all supply chain actors...

The Sustainable Campus: A Comparison of Comprehensive Sustainability Policies in the Campus Master Plans of the University of Guelph and Queen’s University

Bang, Elizabeth
Fonte: Quens University Publicador: Quens University
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
Português
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Higher education institutions are increasingly welcoming the challenge to reassess their operations against today’s sustainability standards and to steadily implement sustainable planning practices on their campuses. Campus Master Plans (CMPs) with sustainability policies have manifested and their overall goal has been to build sustainable, healthy, vibrant, and balanced communities within their campuses. The promotion and implementation of sustainability planning practices as well as policies have propelled higher education institutions into the public realm as one of the many leaders in sustainable planning. Despite these efforts, there has been little guidance on incorporating sustainability into campus planning policies. There has also been varying approaches to developing and implementing sustainable campus planning policies. This knowledge gap and lack of sustainability coordination has initiated strong interest in investigating how higher education institutions have approached sustainable campus planning. This report assessed the campus sustainability planning policies of the CMPs of the University of Guelph and Queen’s University. It addressed the following research questions: 1) which of the two CMPs offer a more comprehensive and well-defined collection of campus sustainability policies (i.e. ranging from sustainability research and community partnerships to transportation and energy consumption)? and 2) what lessons can the CMP identified in the first research question provide other Canadian higher education institutions with similar institutional and host municipality characteristics looking to implement comprehensive sustainability policies in their CMPs? When comparing the sustainable CMP policies of both institutions...

Incorporating sustainability into a chemical company’s modus operandi; Incorporação da sustentabilidade no modus operandi duma empresa química

Vigario, Belmiro
Fonte: Instituto Politécnico do Porto. Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto. Publicador: Instituto Politécnico do Porto. Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto.
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado
Publicado em //2013 Português
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The intent of this dissertation is to review relevant existing management systems and chemical industry initiatives to identify synergies, overlaps and gaps with Sustainability best practices, to map the barriers to the incorporation of Sustainability and formulate recommendations to facilitate execution of Sustainability practices within existing management systems. A chemical industry Sustainability survey was conducted through APEQ, the Portuguese association of chemical companies, which constitutes the first baseline on the topic for this national industry association. The commonly used international standards and the Responsible Care® (RC) initiative were cross-referenced against the United Nations Global Compact Assessment Tool. Guidance on how to incorporate Sustainability into a company‘s modus operandi was collapsed into Sustainability Playbooks. The survey revealed that 73% of the APEQ member companies that participated in the survey have a Sustainability Plan. Both large and small/medium APEQ member companies see the market not willing to pay extra for ‗greener‘ products as one of the main barriers. APEQ large enterprise see complexity of implementation and low return on investment as the other most significant barriers while small/medium enterprise respond that the difficulty to predict customer sustainability needs is the other most significant barrier. Amongst many other insights from this survey reported to APEQ...

Geotraceability and life cycle assessment in environmental life cycle management: towards sustainability.

OMETTO, A.; BATISTELLA, M.; GUELERE FILHO, A.; CHUZEL, G.; VIAU, A.
Fonte: In: LOUREIRO, G. and RICHARD C. Complex systems cuncurrent Engineering: collaboration, technology innovation and sustainability. São Paulo: Springe-Verlag: London, 2007. Publicador: In: LOUREIRO, G. and RICHARD C. Complex systems cuncurrent Engineering: collaboration, technology innovation and sustainability. São Paulo: Springe-Verlag: London, 2007.
Tipo: Capítulo em livro técnico-científico (ALICE) Formato: p. 673-680.
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Sustainability is an emerging concept in product chains and integrates environmental, social, and economic aspects during the product's life cycle. Recently, the demand for environmental quality has required information about the products' life cycle. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) includes the inventory analysis, where the products´life cycle are systematized, and the Life Cycle Impact Assessment, when the environmental impacts potentials are calculated. A powerful tool to describe the history, use, and lication of a product in called geotraceability...; 2007

A Framework for Inter-Firm Sustainability Collaboration: Evidence From the Global Apparel and Footwear Sector

Murphy, Alison Joy
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Masters' project
Publicado em 23/04/2015 Português
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Corporate sustainability has matured, evolved, and expanded in scope, however social and environmental issues continue to persist globally. Many firms now recognize that inter-firm collaboration is a cost-effective way to address systemic issues that are bigger than any one firm, and unlock the shared value that comes with systemic change. There are many examples where firms have worked together in collaborative relationships, only to fall short of their goals due to competitive self-interest, a shortage of trust, and the absence of a fully shared purpose. These successes and failures beg the question as to why some collaborative groups are more effective and create more value than others. To examine this question more deeply, we looked at collaboration in the global apparel and footwear sector. The sector’s widespread impacts are associated with rapidly changing market forces, including downward pressure on production costs, geographically dispersed production, high pricing volatility, low market predictability, and typically low profit margins. The highly integrated, complex, and competitive industry results in a downward spiral of quality, labor standards, and environmental pollution. Despite significant action and investment by firms...

PROMOTING SUSTAINABILITY LITERACY AT HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS: A COMPARATIVE CASE STUDY AT TEN OF THE LARGEST U.S. UNIVERSITIES

Ribble, Brent
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Masters' project
Publicado em 25/04/2013 Português
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All college students should experience and understand sustainability, but few universities have been able to perform an assessment of their students’ sustainability literacy. This comparative case study at ten of the largest U.S. universities relies on data from AASHE STARS reports, campus sustainability websites, and interviews with sustainability staff to determine what the Universities are (not) doing to promote sustainability literacy among their students. Generally, the Universities lack sustainability learning outcomes, lack incentives for faculty to develop sustainability curricula, and have few sustainability courses. Some sustainability outreach programs are common (those related to general/integrated sustainability issues, recycling, and residence hall competitions that promote energy conservation and/or recycling) while others are uncommon (those related to water conservation, alternative transportation, and nature/wildlife). Based on these findings, I propose recommendations aimed at developing sustainability courses, creating sustainability outreach programming that incorporates uncommon themes, improving sustainability communication/marketing, and evaluating students’ conceptions and attitudes using a sustainability literacy assessment.