We hope this will address the gaps in current standards, methodologies
and tools. Each R&D Stream is managed by a lead research organisation
and supported by up to four other research organisations. Each of
the research organisations has specific expertise and experience
in particular fields. Our Organisational Partners play a key role
in the R&D process, supporting the research organisations by
providing practical explanations of their use of existing tools,
whether proprietary or in the public domain.
Executive summaries of the R&D reports will be available from
May 31st 2001 on the individual R&D pages of the website. Copies
of the complete reports and the SIGMA Guidelines will be available
to Stakeholders in pdf format on the website from the end of June.
Objective: To explore how
the different strands and system elements can be integrated into
a single framework, supported by the toolkit. More
the economic aspects of sustainability (including intangible assets)
and identify ways of capturing these within a management systems framework.
Objective: To identify ways
of moving beyond ISO 14001 and EMAS towards a management system that
reflects a genuine understanding of environmental sustainability.
Objective: To develop an understanding
of the core elements of social capital and to identify strategies
and tools that support the management, development and measurement
of these elements. More
Objective: To identify systems,
strategies and approaches that allow larger companies to engage and
promote sustainability issues within their supply chains and evaluate
the contribution that suppliers (and customers) make towards achieving
Objective: To explore ways of
promoting organisational innovation and culture change within a management
systems framework. More