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Värderingsprocesser för bedöming av siginfikanta aspekter i företagsledning för hållbar utveckling
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies.
2002 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesisAlternative title
Valuation processes for assessment of significant aspects in corporate sustainability management (English)
Abstract [en]

The use of environmental management systems, and objectives-led corporate management have become a widespread phenomenon today. Identification and assessment of an organisation’s significant (environmental) aspects is crucial within this work. Identification and especially assessment of significant aspects is often considered as a problematic step in many organisations. There are no generally accepted methods how to undertake this crucial step. Corporate management towards sustainable development needs to concern all members of the organisation to be successful. This study presents a management information system (MIS) for this purpose. The specific purpose is to develop a method for assessment of significant aspects that account for different viewpoints and values within the organisation. Methods used for this assessment has been tested through different procedures. The result of this study shows that a crossfunctional group should use the MIS, when the variables in the MIS are not merged together, and the result presented not aggregated. The tool could be used for both strategic and operative decisions. The MIS contributes with a new way of thinking, and opens a way for a holistic view within the company. The MIS may help to remove some of people’s selective perceptions and increase the problemsolving capacities within the company.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för tematisk utbildning och forskning , 2002. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Interdisciplinary studies, EMS Environmental management system, identification, assessment, significant, aspects, objectives-lead, sustainable
Keyword [sv]
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-1450ISRN: LIU-ITUF/MV-D--02/09--SEOAI: diva2:18774
Available from: 2002-11-18 Created: 2002-11-18

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