Rethinking public and private policies in Europe with the support of a industrial sustainability index

  • Roberta ArbolinoEmail author
  • Luisa De Simone
Original Paper


The aim of this paper is to design a new index for obtaining a measure of sustainable performance in the industrial sector (SIPI). This approach allows to evaluate the green policy implemented by both government and enterprises and to underline the differences between their actions concerning the environmental, economic, political and social issues. The SIPI main structure has been created by using multi-criteria method in accordance with OECD procedure (2008). The methodology has been built for application to EU-28 countries. The findings produce both the acknowledgement of the success and the identification of the weaknesses of the subjects involved in the policymaking process, providing a support for future planning. Nevertheless, the methodology was formulated in such a way that it could be readapted in other countries or regions.


Industry ecology Sustainability Multivariate analysis Composite indicator 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Human and Social ScienceUniversity of Naples “L’Orientale”NaplesItaly

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