Keywords: sustainable value, corporate environmental performance, sustainable development, Lisbon strategy, European environmental policy, environmental policy targets, value creation, manufacturing sector, sustainability
Sustainable Value creation among companies in the manufacturing sector
In this paper, we present empirical results of a study on the creation of Sustainable Value among European manufacturing companies. As sustainable development is a future oriented concept we assess the use of environmental resources in companies in the light of the EU15 performance targets for 2010. By using the Sustainable Value approach and based on publicly available company data we measure in monetary terms how individual companies perform vis-a-vis the 2010 performance targets already today. This shows the specific exposure and vulnerability of companies to more stringent policy regimes, and allows meaningful comparisons between both companies and sectors.