Management of Sustainability Issues in Industry A stakeholder perspective

This report analyzes and discusses how some key stakeholder groups perceive the economic, environmental and social outcomes from using systems and tools for managing aspects of sustainability in companies. The study was conducted as a questionnaire study embracing actors in industry with ABB as the focal company, the financial sector and academia. Additionally a longitudinal study was made, comparing the current results with the result from a study on the LCA tool conducted in 2001.

The comprehensive goal of the study was to move focus from the phase of method and tool construction towards the outcome, thus, being more goals oriented. This is e.g. to strive for a good fit between the business goals and priorities (drivers), on the one hand, and sustainability goals (company response), on the other hand.