Gestão & Produção
versión On-line ISSN 1806-9649
ZAMBRANO, Tatiane Fernandes y MARTINS, Manoel Fernando. A method to analyze the environmental impacts of small companies. Gest. Prod. [online]. 2007, vol.14, n.2, pp. 295-309. ISSN 1806-9649. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-530X2007000200008.
The objective of this article is to present a method to evaluate environmental impacts during the productive process of small companies. A survey was conducted concerning the inputs and outputs of each stage of the productive process. The outputs which showed environmental impacts were analyzed using the FMEA method. Case studies were done in six small companies in São Carlos- SP. The companies, where the research was done, belong to the following sectors: mechanical-metal, food, textile, plastics, a company of diagnosis kits for clinical analyses laboratories and a company which sells marble.
Palabras clave : Environmental management; FMEA; Small companies.