Governance maturity grid: a transition method for integrating sustainability into companies
Journal of Cleaner Production
System innovation for sustainability requires innov ation in corporate governance. Social, ecological, economic, territorial and governance dimensions of sustainability are explored and a set of sustainability principles are integrated into a gov ernance maturity grid. This grid enables both the assessment and the improvement of current strategic and operational practices regarding sustainability. It has been implemented in two indu strial companies. As a result, it promotes senior management’s reflection on their current strategies regarding value creation systems, and supports them in the definition of their sustainable strateg ies and the means of achieving them. This study is designed for businesses and presents a tool under d evelopment to support organizational innovation for system sustainability.