Framework for environmental performance measurement in a Swedish public sector organization
2009 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, Vol. 17, no 11, 1017-1024 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Environmental performance measurements are an important component in strategies for achieving ecologically sustainable development. However, models and frameworks for performance measurement are primarily developed for business and may not be directly applicable to public organizations. This study aimed to contribute to the development of environmental performance measurement tools for public sector organizations by developing an appropriate framework. The study is based on a case study of the Swedish Rail Administration. The main method for data collection was focus group interviews. The proposed framework presents important features of an environmental performance measurement for the public sector and is illustrated by results from the case organization. The framework was constructed using the causal-chain framework pressure-state-response (PSR) and the management system management-by-objectives (MBO), respectively measuring and managing performance towards both strategic and operational objectives. An environmental management system serves as a toolbox, encompassing and coordinating the environmental objectives and the tools for performance measurement.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2009. Vol. 17, no 11, 1017-1024 p.
Performance measurement; PSR framework; Management-by-objectives (MBO); Environmental management system (EMS); Indicators; Environmental performance evaluation; Railway
Civil Engineering Other Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-10114DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2009.01.011ISI: 000272672800006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-67349182613OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-10114DiVA: diva2:209084
QC 201007292009-03-232009-03-232012-02-14Bibliographically approved