Activity-based Sustainability Assessment of Highly Automated Manufacturing

Jan-Markus Rödger, Niki Bey, Leo Alting

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    Sustainability of technology is a multifaceted endeavor and a main requirement
    from industry is to make it a profitable business case with clearly defined targets. To achieve that, a new assessment framework and applicable method [1]
    is presented which has been developed closely with industry. It uses a top-down decision-making process known from financial target setting for each cost center and the well-known life-cycle perspective according to ISO 14040
    [2] in Sustainability Assessment. Thereby it is possible to allocate absolute
    environmental thresholds of functionalities (e.g. “transportation”) down to smallest production units by using activity-based target setting in a consistent way to lowers risks in the planning phase of products and production.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2016
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventSustain-ATV Conference 2016: Creating Technology for a Sustainable Society - Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
    Duration: 30 Nov 201630 Nov 2016


    ConferenceSustain-ATV Conference 2016
    LocationTechnical University of Denmark
    CityKgs. Lyngby
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