Sustainability management in product development projects: the ABB experience
2006 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, Vol. 14, no 15-16, 1377-1385 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article describes how ABB worked with environmental considerations when they developed their new capacitor. The sustainable development priorities are now integrated within their mainstream product development process model. The fact that ABB started a mandatory use of their GATE Model, including the sustainability considerations, verifies that ABB considers it to be a commercially sound methodology. The studied project resulted in a product with considerably better environmental performance than the traditional technology. One key factor is that the sustainability interest was truly advocated and supported by the management of the project.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 14, no 15-16, 1377-1385 p.
Capacitor; Eco-design; Stage gate Model; Sustainability management; Capacitors; Environmental impact; Mathematical models; Performance; Project management; Environmental considerations; Product development
Other Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-6827DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2005.11.027ISI: 000240298500010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-6827DiVA: diva2:11646
QC 20100820. Tidigare titel: Managing sustainability aspects in product development: the ABB experience. Titel ändrad 20100820.2007-02-282007-02-282010-08-20Bibliographically approved