Indicators for Assessing Sustainability Performance of Small Rural Properties

  • Aleriane Zanetti VianEmail author
  • Dalmarino Setti
  • Edson Pinheiro de Lima
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Sustainability development requires the use of strategies that involve all actors of the socioeconomic system and society in the pursuit of a common goal: to sustain current demands without compromising resources for future generations. These strategies generally address economic, social, and environmental performance, framed and named as the Triple Bottom Line. One of the fundamentals for developing adequate organizational strategies is the development of models to assess sustainability that contemplate the Triple Bottom Line of companies, organizations, processes and economic activities, such as agricultural activities. In this way, the objective of this work is to identify the economic, social and environmental indicators that could be used in sustainability assessment models of small rural properties. For that purpose, it is used the ProKnow-C methodology for literature review and bibliometrics analysis, and after that, it is submitted the developed conceptual model to experts’ review. This work develops a conceptual model, and the obtained results involved the identification of the main adopted sustainability indicators and their respective data sources, contributing to the development of new models for assessing the sustainability performance of small rural properties.


Sustainability performance Assessment model Small rural properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aleriane Zanetti Vian
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dalmarino Setti
    • 1
  • Edson Pinheiro de Lima
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Industrial and Systems Engineering, Federal University of Technology—Paraná (UTFPR)Pato BrancoBrazil
  2. 2.Pontifical Catholic University of Parana—PUCPR, R. Imaculada ConceicaoCuritibaBrazil

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