The Millennium Development Goals and Production Engineering training

Charbel Jose Chiappetta Jabbour, Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, Walter Leal Filho, Angappa Gunasekaran

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Purpose – The search for a more sustainable society depends on more sustainable organisations and, as such, Production (Industrial) Engineering may contribute to this process through the training of professionals with a greater social and environmental consciousness. The purpose of this paper is to present arguments in favour of the integration of Production Engineering and the Millennium Development Goals and evaluate the potential of Production Engineering subareas in contributing to the Millennium Development Goals. Design/methodology/approach – This work is conceptual and integrative in order to provide an original framework. A Brazilian perspective on Production Engineering has been adopted.
Findings – A framework is proposed to guide this integration process by providing suggestions for an agenda of opportunities for academics and practitioners in favour of a more sustainable society.
Originality/value – This work presents a new framework integrating Production Engineering and the Millennium Development Goals in order to promote a more sustainable training in Production (Industrial) Engineering field of research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-301
Number of pages9
JournalIndustrial and Commercial Training
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • education for sustainable development
  • sustainable development
  • industrial/production engineering
  • Millenium Development Goals
  • training for sustainable development


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