Three dimensional sustainability assessment: A case of combustion motor industry in China

Qiu Hong Jiang, Zhi Chao Liu, Hong Chao Zhang, Samuel H. Huang

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Abstract

Industrial sustainability assessment becomes a new issue along with the depletion of natural resource and environmental degradation. As fundamental tools to quantitative assessment and management of sustainable development, indicator construction and evaluation methods have been a research focus. This paper intends to develop an innovative approach to evaluate corporate sustainability performance. Combined with specific situations of the combustion motor industry in China, a 3D sustainability assessment model is constructed by using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and other multivariate statistics methods. Results of a case study based on 15 companies in the combustion motor industry demonstrated that the presented methodology is theoretically sound and easy to aggregate different indicators along all the three pillars of sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRe-Engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering
EditorsAndrew Y.C. Nee, Bin Song, Soh-Khim Ong
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages523-528
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789814451475
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2013 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Apr 17 2013Apr 19 2013

Publication series

NameRe-Engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering

Conference

Conference20th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2013
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period04/17/1304/19/13

Keywords

  • Combustion motor industries
  • Multivariate statistics method
  • Principal component analysis (PCA)
  • Sustainability; indicator construction

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