Ecodesign is a proactive environmental management approach employed in the product development process (PDP) which aims to minimize the environmental impacts caused during products’ life-cycle, improving its environmental performance. The establishment of measurable environmental performance indicators (EPIs) during PDP is often cited as a successful factor for effective ecodesign implementation, since it enables the monitoring towards the accomplishment of environmental performance improvement goals. However, companies still face difficulties in the selection and application of EPIs - a more structured approach to support EPIs selection is still lacking. This paper presents the efforts made in order to identify, classify and systematize the existing EPIs based on the systematic literature review. From the review, 261 EPIs were identified, classified, and then systematized in a digital database. The results and the state of art regarding environmental performance indicators are presented in this paper.
Proceedings of Ecodesign 2013 International Symposium, 2013
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EcoDesign 2013. 8th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing