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Sustainability criteria and sustainability compliance index for decision support in product development
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Strategic Sustainable Development. (TISU)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7382-1825
2017 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 140, no Part 1, 251-266 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sustainability criteria used for decision support in the product innovation process and aligned throughout the design process is one key element to efficiently introduce a sustainability perspective early in product development. The aim of this paper is to present an approach for identifying such sustainability criteria and to suggest a process for how these can be developed in any manufacturing company. The sustainability criteria are presented in a set of matrices, separating the criteria into product life-cycle phases and socio-ecological sustainability principles. In addition the paper presents a qualitative measurement scale for the criteria, called a sustainability compliance index that indicates to what degree a product or process concept performs in relation to a sustainable solution. The sustainability criteria were tested in different settings at a case company within the aerospace industry to give a first indication and evaluation of the ability to give guidance and support in bringing in a sustainability perspective when developing, evaluating and selecting different concepts in the early phases of product development.

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Elsevier, 2017. Vol. 140, no Part 1, 251-266 p.
Keyword [en]
Sustainability criteria, Sustainable product development, Sustainability integration, Sustainability implementation, Decision support
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-11328DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.06.068OAI: diva2:886183
Model-Driven Development and Decision SupportSTOSIP
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Available from: 2015-12-21 Created: 2015-12-21 Last updated: 2016-12-19Bibliographically approved

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