Shipbuilding can incorporate sustainability management
Sustainable development can efficiently be combined into management of innovations in shipbuilding argues a new doctoral dissertation.
The paper analysed shipyards located in Asia and identified 13 drivers that should be considered when developing operations towards sustainability.
Juha Kytölä, vice president of environmental solutions in marine solutions at Wärtsilä, who submitted the paper to the University of Vaasa in Finland, said: “The aim of the research has been to bring the results from theory close to practise via instructions and methods and by this to connect academic knowledge to practical activities.”
Mr Kytölä’s work aims to define the ways by which a company can combine environmental efficiency, social responsibility and financial targets.
He has created a practical to-do list which guides the managers to lead their companies towards sustainability. The list contains activities in priority order and points out actions which require long-term efforts to bring results.
The research shows that the strongest driver towards sustainability is top management followed by company strategies and legislation. Competitiveness of the product offering in the eyes of customers also has an important role.
It pointed out that management decisions or strategy drivers can be impacted immediately, while others may take a long time or only have the possibility of being marginally impacted.
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