Actions for Integrating Environmental Aspects into Product Development
2001 (English)In: Journal of Sustainable Product Design, ISSN 1367-6679, E-ISSN 1573-1588, Vol. 1, no 2, 91-102 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The paper is based on twenty-eight interviews in four Swedish companies – three of which consider themselves as the best practitioners in Evironmentally Conscious Design (ECD) and one that has recently begun to integrate environmental features into product development (referred to as the non-practice company). Based on earlier research, several important factors for a successful change in product development were investigated. The need to integrate environmental concerns into the non-practice company''s product development is described, along with problems arising from the implementation of ECD and the solutions adopted by the best-practice companies. Lastly, six ways of integrating environmental aspects are identified in the areas management, individual behaviour, resources, formal product development procedures, support tools, and competence development.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 1, no 2, 91-102 p.
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-13701DOI: 10.1023/A:1014446421205OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-13701DiVA: diva2:326622
QC 201006232010-06-232010-06-232010-06-23Bibliographically approved