Product sustainability improvement based on performance of product components

Meimei Gao, Mengchu Zhou

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Abstract

The Sustainability Target Method (STM) provides a practical sustainability target for individual businesses and products through determining the relative indicator Resource Productivity (RP) for environmental performance and the absolute indicator Eco-Efficiency (EE) for sustainability. This paper investigates an optimal decision-making approach for a company to improve its product's sustainability using the STM indicators RP and EE of the product components. Sensitivity analysis is used to provide a methodology to indicate which components should receive attention to make the overall product more sustainable. The feasibility of the approach is validated using a case study of a generalized product consisting of multiple components, which relates easily to circuit board assemblies and other types of electronic products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages224-229
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jul 17 2003
Event2003 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment - Boston MA, United States
Duration: May 19 2003May 22 2003

Other

Other2003 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment
CountryUnited States
CityBoston MA
Period5/19/035/22/03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pollution
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

Keywords

  • Eco-efficiency
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Sustainability target method (STM)
  • Sustainable development

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    Gao, M., & Zhou, M. (2003). Product sustainability improvement based on performance of product components. 224-229. Paper presented at 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, Boston MA, United States.