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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Making Sustainability Rankings Using Compromise Programming: An Application to the European Paper Industry
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Forest,
  • Natural economic resources
Information
Abstract
This paper characterizes the sustainability of the European paper industry. To undertake this task the sustainability of each country is defined by using fourteen indicators of a diverse nature (economic, environmental and social). These indicators are aggregated into a composite or synthetic index with the help of a compromise programming model. In order to associate different weights with each indicator, a survey among international experts has been carried out. In this way, a ranking of seventeen European countries analysed in terms of the sustainability of the European paper industry has been established, where Finland is the most sustainable paper industry in Europe except when the most balanced solution is chosen. Also, the results are robust when different preferential weights are attached. Finally, this methodology can be applied at a more disaggregated level and other indicators can be introduced.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Silva Fennica
ISBN
0037-5330
Impact factor JCR
1,182
Impact info
Volume
45
Journal number
From page
761
To page
773
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Luis Augusto Diaz Balteiro (UPM)
  • Autor: Roberto Voces González (UPM)
  • Autor: Carlos Romero Lopez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía y Sostenibilidad del Medio Natural
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