Life cycle thinking in small and medium enterprises: the results of research on the implementation of life cycle tools in Polish SMEs—part 2: LCA related aspects

Joanna Witczak , Jędrzej Kasprzak , Zbigniew Klos , Przemysław Kurczewski , Anna Lewandowska , Robert Lewicki


Purpose This article is the second part of a series of articles presenting the results of research on the implementation of lifecycle management tools in small- and medium-sized companies in Poland. This work is part of a project financed by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PAED), which began in February 2011. It was carried out by the Wielkopolska Quality Institute, a business environment institution associated with the Polish Centre for life cycle assessment (PCLCA). The main practical objective of the project was to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in their business development, e.g. by expanding their horizons beyond the sphere of their operation and identifying new areas for the improvement and promotion of the products and services they offer. The specific objective of the analysis on the environmental impact was an attempt to answer the question of whether environmental LCA is a good management tool for this type of business. Part 2 describes results of the evaluation of the implementation of LCA in SMEs conducted in 46 companies involved in the project.
Author Joanna Witczak (WT / KTiEPP)
Joanna Witczak,,
- Department of Industrial Products and Ecology
, Jędrzej Kasprzak - Politechnika Poznańska
Jędrzej Kasprzak,,
, Zbigniew Klos - Politechnika Poznańska (PP)
Zbigniew Klos,,
, Przemysław Kurczewski - Politechnika Poznańska
Przemysław Kurczewski,,
, Anna Lewandowska (WT / KTiEPP)
Anna Lewandowska,,
- Department of Industrial Products and Ecology
, Robert Lewicki (WT)
Robert Lewicki,,
- Faculty of Commodity Science
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, ISSN 0948-3349, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2014
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishenvironmental aspects - implementation, LC perspective, SMEs
ASJC Classification2300 General Environmental Science
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 05-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 40.0, 05-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 14; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2014 = 1.78; WoS Impact Factor: 2014 = 3.988 (2) - 2014=4.378 (5)
Citation count*33 (2020-09-22)
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