WIT Press


Sustainability And Economic Performance Of The Industry

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030321

Volume

67

Pages

8

Published

2003

Size

272.71 kb

Author(s)

P. Rosales-Calzada, A. Barrera-Roldán, Á. Ángeles-Nava & A. Saldívar

Abstract

Sustainability and economic performance of the industry P. Rosales-Calzada, A. Barrera-Roldh, A. hLngeles-~ava & A. Saldivar Programa de Investigacidn del Medio Ambiente y Seguridad Instituto Mexicano del Petrbleo, Mkxico Abstract The present study shows a proposal for constructing an index for the industry, suitable for evaluating its economic-financial performance in terms of the sustainable development philosophy. For this purpose the multi-attribute decision theory was chosen as the methodology that provided the index main structure. Following this methodology a decision tree was built having three main branches or general attributes: financial evaluation, in-walls, and out-walls. Some of the attributes considered within the financial indicators were: economic value added, return of investment, expenses of operation, index of maintenance. Among the indoor indicators there were: power intensity, labor productivity, environmental management, & internal production. For the out-walls indicator

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