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Main Title: Case study of ILVA, Italy
Subtitle: The impact of failing to consider sustainability as a driver of business model evolution
Author(s): Tonelli, Flavio
Short, Samuel
Taticchi, Paolo
Type: Conference Object
Language: English
Language Code: en
Is Part Of: 10.14279/depositonce-3753
Abstract: The case of ILVA steel works in Taranto, Italy demonstrates the potential impacts associated with failing toadequately consider environmental and social sustainability issues within the business model of the firm. This paper provides a review of the situation at ILVA today; the decisions and actions that contributed to the current situation since privatisation of the firm in 1995; and the choices now facing government, the local community, and the firm’s owners going forward including a review of Best Available Techniques (BATs). The review is supported with relevant sustainability literature and explores how a more comprehensive assessment of sustainability considerations might be better integrated into business model evolution. The paper demonstrates that an inappropriate technology investment strategy that fails to consider broader concepts of value for the society and environment does not pay in the long-term, and that expectations of government support to mitigate negative impacts of business are becoming increasingly untenable.
URI: urn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus4-70293
Issue Date: 2013
Date Available: 10-Aug-2015
DDC Class: 670 Industrielle Fertigung
Subject(s): Best available techniques
Business model innovation
Steel industry
Sustainable manufacturing
Proceedings Title: Innovative solutions : proceedings / 11th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, Berlin, Germany, 23rd - 25th September, 2013
Publisher: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin
Publisher Place: Berlin
Page Start: 25
Page End: 30
Notes: Part of: Seliger, Günther (Ed.): Innovative solutions : proceedings / 11th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, Berlin, Germany, 23rd - 25th September, 2013. - Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin, 2013. - ISBN 978-3-7983-2609-5 (online). - - pp. 25–30.
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