Drive improvements by integration of product environmental information in business processes and decisions
|Coordinator||IVL SVENSKA MILJÖINSTITUTET AB - IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet, Göteborg|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||April 2018 - December 2018|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
Purpose and goal
The overall aim of the project is to show how information about environmental impacts of products along the value chain can be cost-effectively acquired and integrated into business processes and decisions to initiate, prioritize and drive improvements along the entire chain. The goals for step 1 have been partly achieved. Prerequisites and content for development and tests in stage 2 have been defined and contacts have been taken with additional actors to form both the final consortium and a network for dissemination of results. Work on goals not achieved will continue in spring 2019.
Expected results and effects
Expected long-term effects of integration of product environmental information into business processes and decisions are competitive advantage and business benefits, by measurable and continuous improvements, and by creating conditions for new sustainable innovations and business models. The work carried out in stage 1 together with the project´s business partner has confirmed the need for the project´s solution, and that it has great potential to create these expected long-term effects.
Planned approach and implementation
The work in stage 1 has been carried out based on the plan, but parts of the work were delayed, why the project decided to extend the timeplan to 2019. The project has carried out an in-depth analysis of the current situation and needs of the project´s business partners, and a preliminary plan has been developed for how the solution shall be developed and pilot tested, including what competence are required. Initial positive contacts have been made with more actors required for the development. The detailed project plan and consortium for stage 2 will be completed later in 2019.