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Sustainable development indicators: how are they used in Swedish water utilities?

Ulrika Palme (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys ; Göteborgs miljövetenskapliga centrum (GMV)) ; Anne-Marie Tillman (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys ; Göteborgs miljövetenskapliga centrum (GMV))
Journal of Cleaner Production (0959-6526). Vol. 16 (2008), 13, p. 1346-1357.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

Since the late 1990s, increased attention has been given to the role of organizations in implementing sustainable development, where sustainable development indicators (SDIs) are frequently recommended as useful tools. Due to limited knowledge on the application of SDIs in Swedish water utilities, a series of field studies were carried out in order to find out whether and how SDIs are applied. Concurrently, a literature survey was performed concerning the current use of SDIs in organizations in general. Both studies show that SDIs are frequently used in reporting, but not in planning and decision-making, and hence may not contribute substantially to sustainable development.

Nyckelord: Sustainable development indicators, Organizations, Urban water systems, Field studies, Sweden

Denna post skapades 2008-08-21. Senast ändrad 2014-10-27.
CPL Pubid: 73171


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