Towards the end of STOSIP: Reflecting on achievements and loading for the next step

The STOSIP team gathered today at BTH, the same spot as for almost three years ago when the project started. In this last physical meeting with all project partners, the group reflected on the all the effort and the thousands of hours that researchers and industry partners have spent to make sustainability tangible and implement it in the organizations. And it was worth it! Processes have been studied and improved, support tools developed, tested and implemented, knowledge has been spread, awareness increased, our understanding of how to promote, integrate and implement sustainability in product development companies increased, and, and, and. The team also looked back at the specific targets for the project that were created when it was planned. In the remaining final weeks of the project, the team will continue their work with both research and practice and build a growing ground for a continuation of the project in the future.

“This is an example of a project that goes right and is successful. We have constantly kept the speed up, through regular meetings, workshops, a shared online working platform, and excellent leadership.”

– Lubos Bartek, Regulatory Compliance Engineer at Volvo Construction Equipment

“The project has really delivered what we need and expected. And we even got some unexpected results, such as a self-assessment tool to map our current maturity in relation to key areas for sustainability. This tool is very much appreciated and we have decided to further use it within our company. Not to mention that STOSIP contributed to us winning a sustainability award from one of our most important customers.”

– Johanna Wallin Nylander, Design Engineering R&T Centre at GKN

“We feel even more engaged now that the project goes towards its end, than when it started. We are sincerely committed to continue this work on sustainability implementation together with BTH and GKN. Both the world and our company need it!”

– Niklas Nillroth, Vice President Environment & Sustainability at ‎Volvo Construction Equipment.

 

2 February 2018