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Purpose – From a methodological point of view, life cycle costing (LCC) is well developed with respect to conventional costs. However, when it comes to costs related to environmental issues, neither the items nor their estimation have been well developed. This paper aims at investigating the...
Purpose – To provide a tool to evaluate the economic and ecological feasibility of new and existing mining projects using a combination of environmental goals expressed in life cycle assessment (LCA) results with economic goals expressed within life cycle costing (LCC)....
Purpose – Evaluations of environmental performances are of increasing importance for environmental management systems. In the automotive sector of South Africa, suppliers of components lack the ability to provide customers in the value chain with the necessary information to assess and compare...
Purpose – To present the EU project DANTES (Demonstrate and Assess New Tools for Environmental Sustainability), conducted by Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry AB, ABB, Stora Enso and Chalmers University of Technology. One of the project's goals is to assess and demonstrate tools such as life cycle...
Purpose – Aims to demonstrate how BASF's eco‐efficiency can be used for sustainable decision making at all levels, from industrial to consumer. Design/methodology/approach – Three case studies are described as examples of the potential applications of eco‐efficiency both within industry and...
Purpose – Aims to use simple ratios as sustainability indicators to evaluate the environmental intensity in local regions and industrial sectors. These ratios could be compared across regions and industrial sectors to give a comprehensive evaluation of sustainability. Design/methodology/approach...
Purpose – Aims to investigate the contribution of life cycle assessment to global sustainability reporting of organizations. Design/methodology/approach – Assesses the current state of global sustainability reporting and points out future trends of reporting within the three dimensions of...
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