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SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION RESEARCH: AWARENESS, MEASURES AND DEVELOPMENT

Björn Johansson (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem) ; Andreas Dagman (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling) ; Emma Rex (Göteborgs miljövetenskapliga centrum (GMV)) ; Thomas Nyström (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors) ; Maria Knutson Wedel (Institutionen för material- och tillverkningsteknik, Yt- och mikrostrukturteknik) ; Johan Stahre (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem) ; Rikard Söderberg (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling)
International Journal of Sustainable Development (1923-6662). Vol. 4 (2012), 11, p. 95-104.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

This paper takes its standpoint in the hypothesis that awareness of sustainability is the key to create sustainable products, and that this awareness begins already at research level. It describes the development and follow-up of a method for increasing sustainability awareness in sustainable production research. Several activities were carried out to increase the awareness. Firstly) workshops with researchers and industry on sustainability. Secondly) development of measures based on literature and interviews with researchers. Thirdly) monitoring of awareness through concept maps. Progress was evaluated by comparing the awareness of the population when the project started in 2010, and then again in 2011. The results show that the participants had shifted their view from primary emphasizing technology towards a more balanced view of sustainability where social aspects were more often taken into consideration. According to the concept maps methodology, sustainability awareness in the population increased with 25%.

Nyckelord: Concept Map; Sustainability Awareness;Sustainability Metrics; Sustainability Research; Sustainable Production



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