Sustainability through Information Flows
1 January 2023 – 28 February 2025
Budget UTU: 1 111 610 €
The SusFlow project applies a multidisciplinary approach for shared solutions within a network of enterprises representing a multitude of competence areas with an LCA-driven focus. The project promotes sustainability assessments based on real data, a seamless flow of information, and a possibility to discover innovations to benefit the incorporation of sustainability as a practice within the shipyard ecosystem. The aforementioned assessments combined with our company partners’ expertise in value chain sustainability measurement and data generation increase overall sustainability. With strategic collaboration and good flow of information this will improve innovation stimulation, generation, and detection within the shipyard supplier network. The models by which these processes can be implemented are investigated in the wider network and utilized in communicating network sustainability to various interest groups.
The approach creates a multitude of business potential varying from clear savings, enhanced efficiency and innovation potential, social values, environmental values, and raw marketing value. The approach will have an effect and create demand on customer standards and purchasing behavior through a market shaping ideology, thus increasing sustainability transparency requirements in the market. At first the main beneficiaries are the shipyard, shipbuilding network, and shipping companies, internally. The solutions can be scaled, formalized, and incorporated to give the Finnish marine industry a competitive advantage in the cruise ship market.
This project is a collaborative consortium project led by research organizations, University of Turku and VTT, including multiple parallel projects from industry stakeholders throughout the value chain. The publications from our previous projects of the same research area can be found from the following links: SUSTIS and SusCon.
- University of Turku
- VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Industry and Supporting Partners
- ALMACO Group Oy
- Evac Oy
- Lautex Oy
- Meriteollisuus ry
- Meyer Turku Oy
- Oy NIT Naval Interior Team Ltd.
- Paattimaakarit Oy
- Piikkio Works Oy
- Royal Caribbean Group
- Semantum Oy
- SmartPipe System Oy
- SSAB Europe Oy