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Selection Of Environmental Parameters To Estimate An Industrial Sustainability Index

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030341

Volume

67

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

495.85 kb

Author(s)

S.M. Ortiz-Gallarza, M. Nava, L. Rodríguez, A. Barrera & E. Villaseñor

Abstract

Selection of environmental parameters to estimate an industrial sustainability index S. M. Ortiz-Gallarza, M. Nava, L. Rodriguez, A. Barrera & E. Villaseiior Institutu Mexicano del Petrdleo, Mkxico Abstract It is necessary to take into account economical, social and environmental aspects to get a good sustainability index. The sustainable development main challenge is to reach an equilibrium state within the economical growth, the social welfare and natural resources ways and rhythms of appropriation in accordance with the recovery rates and opportune substitution of resource lacks. Because there are a lot of parameters and disciplines focused on different objectives it will be necessary to only include the most representative and specific ones in order to integrate a sustainability index. This paper includes a methodological proposal used to select and validate statistically the natural system or environmental parameters, to be applied jointly with other representative economic and social one

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