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A Standalone Sustainability Balanced Scorecard
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Economics.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Economics.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background and problem: Strong barriers to incorporating sustainability into the strategic plan exist according to CFO Research in 2008, and there is clear difficulty in valuating effects that sustainability has on the whole value. This makes it interesting and important to study these issues in this thesis.


Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine and analyze how organizations could incorporate sustainability perspectives into the strategic plan by constructing standalone sustainability balanced scorecard, and get an understanding of what kind of critical aspects that should be taken into consideration while adopting a separate sustainability balanced scorecard.


Method: To achieve the purpose the authors have chosen to use a qualitative method and carried out interviews at Hilton Tokyo. The information obtained from the respondent is relevant in this study.


Conclusions: The adaptation of a separate sustainability management system to include sustainability has resulted in the growing realization by large companies such as Hilton. Sustainability is not only a human ethical responsibility, but it is also beneficial to the bottom line of the company who fully commits to it, which has been proved very well in this research. This analysis has demonstrated several ways in which social and environmental sustainability can be incorporated with the organizational strategic plan. The empirical evidence gathered from Hilton Tokyo helps to demonstrate that sustainability in a separate system works well to integrate with the Balanced Scorecard and has become an integral part of a company’s identity. Lastly, several considerable critical aspects while adopting a separate sustainability balanced scorecard have been analyzed and demonstrated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
bsc sbsc sustainability balanced scorecard
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-11127OAI: diva2:877554
Subject / course
FE1453 Bachelor's Thesis in Business Administration
Educational program
Business Administration
Available from: 2015-12-08 Created: 2015-12-07 Last updated: 2015-12-08Bibliographically approved

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