Evaluation of operational environmental performance: an engineering-based approach

Burvill, C, Mead, G, weir, J, McGowan, P, Reuter, M, Schiavone, F and Leary, M 2009, 'Evaluation of operational environmental performance: an engineering-based approach', International Journal of Sustainable Design, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 180-198.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Evaluation of operational environmental performance: an engineering-based approach
Author(s) Burvill, C
Mead, G
weir, J
McGowan, P
Reuter, M
Schiavone, F
Leary, M
Year 2009
Journal name International Journal of Sustainable Design
Volume number 1
Issue number 2
Start page 180
End page 198
Total pages 19
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Abstract The corporate sector is increasingly required to understand and manage the environmental consequences of their activities by the use of Environmental Management Systems (EMSs). A diverse range of EMSs have been proposed in the literature. These methods have been reviewed and assessed in this paper according to their suitability for evaluation of operational environmental performance. Existing methods present limitations in accommodating changes in environmental performance, and do not incorporate fundamental process analysis to assess how the actual performance varies from what is theoretically achievable. A novel engineering-based risk evaluation framework is proposed to overcome some of the identified issues.
Keyword(s) EMSs
environmental management systems
process variation
fuzzy logic
chemical process analysis
DOI - identifier 10.1504/IJSDES.2009.028883
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