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Quantification of Sustainability Indicators in the Food Sector

  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Ioannis E. Nikolaou, Thomas Tsalis
    Pages 1-23
  3. Ilija Djekic, Igor Tomasevic
    Pages 55-82

About this book

Introduction

This book highlights various methods of quantifying sustainability indicators in the food sector, highlighting the environmental indicators in the meat chain and agri-food wastes from a bio-refinery perspective. Numerous sustainability indicators that encompass all three pillars – economic, environmental and social areas – as well as individual and joint indicators (e.g. environmental and social) have been developed and quantified to date. Some of these indicators can be utilised for any industrial sector, while others are sector-specific. Behind each indicator developed, there is a unique scientific model, method or assessment technique. This book enumerates these indicators, providing details such as the concept, development methodology, assessment technique, and applications, mainly in the food industry.

Keywords

Agri-food wastes Sustainable food indicators Sector specific indicators Production of Bio-compounds Corporate sustainability Environmental indicators Biorefinery approach to sustainability Social sustainability Environmental sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
    • 1
  1. 1.SgT Group and APIHong KongHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2408-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-2407-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-2408-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2345-7651
  • Series Online ISSN 2345-766X
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