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An analysis and comparison of the European forest-based industries ranking in terms of sustainability
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Forest,
  • Forestry economics
Information
Abstract
Recently, sustainability has become a relevant issue for forestry industries along the world. However, its characterization is not well-defi ned because sustainability is an abstract concept that is diffi cult to conceptualize and measure. Generally a set of indicators has been proposed to make the comparison easy, in terms of sustainability, between industries or industrial sectors. However, some issues regarding the integration of these indicators are not still well-defi ned in the literature. In this study a synthetic index is proposed in order to compare the sustainability of 17 European forest industries in several countries by using a binary goal programming approach. Fourteen indicators that embrace economic, social, and environment considerations have been defi ned. They have been quantifi ed by using EUROSTAT data for three forest industries following NACE classifi cation; that is, timber, paper, and the more closed NACE code to wooden furniture at the same level. In order to apply the binary goal programming methodology, different preferential weights have ben applied to each indicator. These weights have obtained by means of judgements from several international experts using a pairwise comparison procedure.
International
Si
Congress
XXIII IUFRO World Congress
960
Place
Seúl (Corea del Sur)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
1465-5489
Start Date
23/08/2010
End Date
28/08/2010
From page
289
To page
289
The International Forestry Review Vol.12(5), 2010
Participants
  • Autor: Roberto Voces González (UPM)
  • Autor: Luis Augusto Diaz Balteiro (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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