Development of a framework for assessing sustainability in new product development

Laura F.R. Sutcliffe*, Anja M. Maier, James Moultrie, P. John Clarkson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The area of sustainability in business is crowded with discussion and tools that are geared towards change at the organisational level (e.g. Corporate Social Responsibility). At the product level, there is a predominance of work focusing on environmental sustainability (e.g. Design for Environment). This work addresses the multiple aspects of sustainability that are involved in making decisions in new product development (NPD). A framework is proposed that maps different facets of sustainability against each stage of the product life cycle. This framework will provide the basis for an assessment tool to improve Design for Sustainability capabilities in NPD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDS 58-7
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design
Pages289-300
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 09 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 24 Aug 200927 Aug 2009

Publication series

NameDS 58-7: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 09
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period24/08/0927/08/09

Keywords

  • Life cycle
  • New product design
  • Sustainability

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