Managing Environmental Aspects in Product Development - The ABB Experience
This paper describes how environmental aspects are implemented in product
development projects within ABB. Both organizational consi-derations and results
from the work are discussed.
ABB's environmental management program and environmental organi-zation are
discussed first, since these found an essential basis and
"infrastructure" for all environmental activities. Then, the specific
process related to implementation of environmental aspects in product
development is discussed, followed by concrete examples from two of ABB business
Finally, a short outlook to the future is made and some suggestions for
developments in this area are discussed.