Sustainability Appraisal: Quantitative Methods and Mathematical Techniques for Environmental Performance Evaluation

  • Marina G Erechtchoukova
  • Peter A Khaiter
  • Paulina Golinska

Part of the EcoProduction book series (ECOPROD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Marina G. Erechtchoukova, Peter A. Khaiter
    Pages 1-6
  3. Sustainability Indicators

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Carlo Carraro, Lorenza Campagnolo, Fabio Eboli, Silvio Giove, Elisa Lanzi, Ramiro Parrado et al.
      Pages 9-32
    3. Frank Medel-González, Lourdes García-Ávila, Adael Acosta-Beltrán, Cecilia Hernández
      Pages 33-61
    4. Jiří Hřebíček, Soňa Valtinyová, Jan Křen, Michal Hodinka, Oldřich Trenz, Pavel Marada
      Pages 63-102
  4. Trends in Eco-production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. María-del-Val Segarra-Oña, Angel Peiró-Signes, María De Miguel-Molina, Blanca De Miguel-Molina
      Pages 105-124
    3. Angel Peiró-Signes, María-del-Val Segarra-Oña
      Pages 125-140
    4. Małgorzata Jasiulewicz-Kaczmarek, Przemysław Drożyner
      Pages 141-166
  5. Improving Eco-efficiency: Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Ignacio Eguia, Jesús Racero, Jose Carlos Molina, Fernando Guerrero
      Pages 215-241

About this book

Introduction

One of the most important issues in developing sustainable management strategies and incorporating ecodesigns in production, manufacturing and operations management is the assessment of the sustainability of business operations and organizations’ overall environmental performance. The book presents the results of recent studies on sustainability assessment. It provides a solid reference for researchers in academia and industrial practitioners on the state-of-the-art in sustainability appraisal including the development and application of sustainability indices, quantitative methods, models and frameworks for the evaluation of current and future welfare outcomes, recommendations on data collection and processing for the evaluation of organizations’ environmental performance, and eco-efficiency approaches leading to business process re-engineering.

Keywords

Eco-efficiency Environmental Monitoring Environmental Performance Evaluation Information Technology Sustainability Indicators

Editors and affiliations

  • Marina G Erechtchoukova
    • 1
  • Peter A Khaiter
    • 2
  • Paulina Golinska
    • 3
  1. 1.York University, Faculty of Liberal Arts and ProfessionalSchool of Information TechnologyTorontoCanada
  2. 2.York University, Faculty of Liberal Arts and ProfessionalSchool of Information TechnologyTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Poznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32081-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-32080-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32081-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-4614
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-4622
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