A review essay on proactive approaches towards sustainable manufacturing engineering and service provision

Ajayi, Oluseyi Moses and Odusanya, Kayode Abiodun and Ajayi, Olubusola Motunrayo (2014) A review essay on proactive approaches towards sustainable manufacturing engineering and service provision. Elixir International Journal: Sustainable Manufacturing Engineering, 67 . pp. 21676-21680. ISSN 2229-712X

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Abstract

This review describes the concept of Sustainable Development with emphasis on company’s
approaches towards improving environmental performance and the effect of environmental
legislation on the company’s performance. A proactive approach towards improving
environmental performance often leads to improvement in company’s performance because
resources are optimally utilised, and there is diversification in business activities through the
creation of vital products from waste. Other benefits include excellent public image,
reduction in the cost of landfill or landfill tax, avoidance of environmental fines, and
availability of sufficient time to plan for the possible changes in the future. Environmental
Management Systems and Life Cycle Analysis/Assessment of products are some of the
fundamental measures required to take a proactive approach towards improving
environmental performance and company’s performance. With various evidence obtained
from some multinational corporations, this review confirms that the benefits of a proactive
approach towards improving environmental performance of any organisation outweighs its
cost.

Keywords:Sustainable development, Environmental performance, Environmental legislation, Diversification, Public image, Environmental Management Systems, Life cycle analysis, Sustainable manufacturing, Sustainable service provision, NotOAChecked
Subjects:H Engineering > H700 Production and Manufacturing Engineering
H Engineering > H220 Environmental Engineering
Divisions:College of Science > National Centre for Food Manufacturing
ID Code:17636
Deposited On:10 Jun 2015 14:05

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