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Product-Oriented Environmental Management:: A System for Product Environmental Performance Communication
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Ecology.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This project is an action research study which presents the development of a system for product environmental performance internal communication for the Atlas Copco Tools AB scenario. The study is based on the study of available literature upon product-oriented environmental management systems and the European Integrated Product Policy scheme. Through the analysis of the literature and the scenario in study, a concept for integrated product environmental performance communication from the product development process to the marketing was elaborated. This concept presents an integrated product environmental information process through performance assessment, documentation, evaluation and final external communication. The concept implementation, then focus the development of the internal communication system as a basis for product-oriented environmental considerations integration into the company’s processes and business strategy. The final system recommended included product environmental performance assessment, through specifically identified assessment tools, and documentation, through the creation of an easy accessible product-oriented information database. Finally, the system also suggests an Ecodesign cycle for product continuous improvement focused on environmental performance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trita-IM, ISSN 1402-7615 ; 2010:10
Keyword [en]
Product Environmental Performance, Environmental Management Systems, Ecodesign, Environment for Business
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-55363OAI: diva2:473339
External cooperation
Atlas Copco Tools AB
Available from: 2012-01-25 Created: 2012-01-02 Last updated: 2012-01-25Bibliographically approved

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