Eco-innovative practices for sustainable consumption and production: What are the possible benefits for companies?

Maria Rosa De Giacomo*, Arianna Dominici Loprieno, Mario Tarantini, Rovena Preka, Maria Litido, Anne Dominique Furphy, Víctor Vázquez Calvo, Pere Llorach-Massana, Carles M. Gasol, Joan Rieradevall, Ramon Farreny, Xavier Gabarrell

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Abstract

The paper aims to present some eco-innovative practices regarding Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). The study also focuses on potential benefits for the actors who implement these practices, mainly with reference to companies. After a literature review on the actual importance of SCP and on the effects of eco-innovation tools and policies on companies, authors present the developed eco-innovation practices in three focus areas related to sustainable consumption and production. The aim of the study is to contribute to literature studies on SCP with the development of eco-innovative practices resulting by the integration of existing tools, by pointing out and valorizing their potentials and synergies. These practices have been pointing out in the framework of the international European project. Three focus areas are involved by the practices: sustainability of products and services, sustainability of production processes and sustainable management of industrial areas. Authors developed four eco innovative practices resulting from the integration of 15 existing tools. These practices offer many opportunities to many actors, mainly companies and public authorities, in order to achieve environmental and competitive benefits and implement eco-innovation principles with a cooperative and shared approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-275
Number of pages34
JournalAdministrative Sciences
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

Keywords

  • Eco-innovation practices
  • Sustainability of production processes
  • Sustainability of products and services
  • Sustainable consumption and production
  • Sustainable management of industrial areas

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