Sustainability knowledge management through Benchmarking: the case of CO2 emissions from cement production

Gestão do conhecimento em sustentabilidade através de Benchmarking: o caso das emissões de CO2 da produção de cimento

Authors

  • Yazmin L. Mack-Vergara

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54020/seasv3n3-017

Keywords:

benchmark, environmental performance, eco-efficiency, sustainable construction

Abstract

Sustainability knowledge management consists of the use of relevant information to reduce environmental, economic and social impacts from products and services while benchmarking consists of comparing performance metrics to industry best practices to set up a base line. This study shows how sustainability knowledge management could be achieved through benchmarking CO2 emissions from cement production using data from the Global Cement and Concrete Association companies. A range from 588 to 805 kg CO2/ t of cement is observed from 1990 to 2019. CO2 emissions have decreased from 1990; however, an increase was observed from 2015 which requires immediate attention. The study demonstrates the benefits from benchmarking in order to improve, support validation of data consistency, communication of performance, goals definition and adjustment. A literature review also supports the potential of using benchmarks for sustainability knowledge management.

Published

2022-08-16

How to Cite

Mack-Vergara, Y. L. . (2022). Sustainability knowledge management through Benchmarking: the case of CO2 emissions from cement production: Gestão do conhecimento em sustentabilidade através de Benchmarking: o caso das emissões de CO2 da produção de cimento. STUDIES IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND ANIMAL SCIENCES, 3(3), 693–710. https://doi.org/10.54020/seasv3n3-017