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Management Principles of Sustainable Industrial Chemistry Theories, Concepts and Indusstrial Examples for Achieving Sustainable Chemical Products and Processes from a Non-Technological Viewpoint
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Kenneth S?rensen received his PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp in 2003. He currently works at the University of Antwerp as a research professor and specializes in Operations Research/Management Science topics, especially optimization in logistics. He has extensive experience in research projects related to this topic and currently supervises several projects and PhD students. Kenneth S?rensen is main coordinator of EU/ME, the largest working group on metaheuristics worldwide and is associate editor for the Journal of Heuristics.
Karl Vrancken is programme manager sustainability assessment and transition at VITO. He became a Doctor of Sciences (Chemistry) at the University of Antwerp in 1995. He worked as a training- and development manager in the environmental industry. He joined VITO in 1997 where he worked as expert and project manager on waste and secondary raw materials and best available techniques (BAT). From 2001 until early 2004 he worked as a Detached National Expert with the European IPPC Bureau in Sevilla (Spain), where, he was responsible for the writing of the BREF (BAT Reference Document) for the Foundries sector. He has a part-time assignment as professor at the University of Antwerp (Department of Bio-Engineering), where he teaches sustainable resources management. At VITO, Karl is heading the multidisciplinary research team on sustainability assessment and transition.
Table of Contents
History and Importance of Sustainability in the Chemical Industry
Sustainable Industrial Chemistry from a Non-Technological Viewpoint
MANAGING INTRA-ORGANIZATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY
Building Corporate Social Responsibility
Metrics and Measurement Methods for Sustainable Development
Transition to Sustainable Development
Integrated SESQ Management Systems
MANAGING HORIZONTAL INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY
Cluster Management for Innovating Chemical Products and Processes
Cluster Management for Improving Safety and Security
Meeting Societal Expectations
MANAGING VERTICAL INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY
Sustainable Chemical Logistics
Sustainable Chemical Warehousing
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS