Product Innovation and Eco-efficiency

Twenty-three Industry Efforts to reach the Factor 4

  • Judith E. M. Klostermann
  • Arnold Tukker

Part of the Eco-efficiency and Industry book series (ECOE, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Product Innovation and Eco-efficiency in theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Judith E. M. Klostermann, Arnold Tukker
      Pages 3-4
    3. Judith E. M. Klostermann, Arnold Tukker
      Pages 5-11
    4. Judith E. M. Klostermann, Arnold Tukker
      Pages 13-23
    5. Judith E. M. Klostermann, Arnold Tukker
      Pages 25-27
    6. Judith E. M. Klostermann, Arnold Tukker
      Pages 29-30
  3. Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Issues: driving factors

      1. J. G. M. De Jong, P. A. Lanser, W. Van Der Loo
        Pages 41-49
      2. L. Groeneveld
        Pages 55-65
      3. E. J. C. Paardekooper, J. Bol
        Pages 67-77
    3. Instruments: the toolbox for Product Innovation and Eco-efficiency

    4. Industries: Sector-specific developments

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 283-296

About this book


Prefaced by Björn Stigson, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, this book is one of the few that treats this topic by putting representatives of industry at centre stage. The book systematically addresses the drivers, the tools, and sector-specific elements that play a role in this process. The five chapters in Part I are devoted to a general introduction to eco-efficiency and the related challenges to industry in its implementation. Part II contains 23 case studies, almost all written by industrial experts who tell how they deal with the challenge: what the motivators are, what tools can be used and how they can be implemented, and what are the specific elements in sectors like building, electronics and packaging. These contributions come from multinationals like Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Akzo Nobel, Philips and Ciba-Geigy, as well as small and medium sized enterprises from such sectors as the building and furniture trades.


Business Environmental Management Innovation Management Toolbox development life-cycle assessment (LCA)

Editors and affiliations

  • Judith E. M. Klostermann
    • 1
  • Arnold Tukker
    • 1
  1. 1.Technology and PolicyTNO Centre for StrategyApeldoornthe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4920-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8945-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6970
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