WIT Press

Development, Analysis And Discussion Of Indicators Of Sustainability: Application For Canadian Pulp And Paper Companies

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECOSUD970091

Volume

22

Pages

11

Published

1997

Size

1,038 kb

Author(s)

I. Callens & S. van den Berghe

Abstract

The aim of this study is to develop a simple tool ("radar") which will allow a company to benchmark itself with respect to others and also help to point out its weaknesses and strengths. The choice of the criteria used to elaborate different social, economic and environmental performance measures and how their aggregation takes place will be discussed. The second objective is to find consistency and correlation between the different ways of measuring environmental performance. In the longer term, these "radar" images could allow us to discover underlying explanatory factors and obstacles to Sustainable Development. 1 Introduction Recently, environmental problems have evol

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