Further development of a sustainability assessment method based on the sustainability goals of the United Nations (Agenda 2030)

So far, there have been comparatively few publications on integrated analysis and evaluation of the sustainability of products and services. A major reason for this is that until recently there was no globally uniform and accepted target system or evaluation standard, which is now available with the United Nations' Agenda 2030 and the sustainability targets it contains. Product sustainability analyses are often required in the political arena: In addition to Agenda 2030, examples include the Ecodesign Directive, exemption requests under REACH, the European Chemicals Act, relating to the Biofuel Sustainability Ordinance, proof of human rights due diligence, the National Programme for Sustainable Consumption, product labels, "round tables" (textiles, palm oil), etc. Due to the ongoing or incipient transformations, there is considerable uncertainty in the economy about future consumption needs, and as a result the need for a further developed benefit analysis. The aim of the project was therefore an integrated further development of product sustainability analysis and evaluation.


More information about the project

Status of project

End of project: 2021

Project manager

Rasmus Prieß

Project staff

Prof. Dr. Rainer Grießhammer
Senior Adviser

Funded by

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Project partners

Prof. Dr. Rainer Grießhammer
Zentrum für Nachhaltige Unternehmensführung (ZNU)