Environmental indicators in the newspaper industry
2003 (English)In: Acta Graphica, ISSN 0353-4707, Vol. 15, no 3-4, 105-115 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Environmental indicators promote the eco-efficient development of companies, as demonstrated in earlier study. This study builds on a previously developed model and inventory tools for industry specific environmental indicators for the graphic arts industry.This study is based on case studies from 14 newspaper companies with experience of the use of theseindustry-specific environmental indicators in actual production.This paper presents data on industry-specific environmental indicators for the newspaper industry.The data describes the average situation and the range of values for the indicators in 14 environmentally aware newspaper companies in Sweden in 2001. The data is also grouped so as toillustrate average values for various classes:Newspaper companies with printing facilities. Newspaper companies with no printing facilities. Newspaper printing companies.In addition, a preliminary comparison has been carried out using equivalent data for the commercial printing industry.The indicators calculated for each specific company, together with average values for these indicators, have been used to identify areas for action for the various companies and to formulate action plans. The aim of this is to promote more eco-efficient activities. The study also summarizes measures already implemented at the various companies.The use of indicators within these companies has been linked with the current and predicted futureeed to communicate environmental issues. Financial and social aspects have been considered to alimited extent in the study in order to put forward the concept of sustainable development in the newspaper industry in Sweden.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 15, no 3-4, 105-115 p.
Energy saving, Environmental indicators, Hazardous materials, Newspaper industry, VOC emission
Other Environmental Engineering Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-6345OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-6345DiVA: diva2:11032
QC 201101242006-11-142006-11-142013-05-03Bibliographically approved