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SuRF-UK Indicator Report

Over six weeks in February and March 2009 over 100 documents describing sustainability indicators (for a wide variety of purposes) were identified and reviewed, in part based on an existing database held by r3.

The aim was to determine the range of factors considered by different sets of sustainability indicators, and identify if any existing data sets could be used for sustainability appraisal of remediation work, or if not how a UK sustainable remediation indicator set could be developed. Also included in this work was the assessment of a number of possible indicators made by delegates at a SuRF-UK Open Forum meeting in London, which took place on 18 November 2008. These were mapped against 18 different overarching (or "headline") categories, six for each element of sustainability: environmental, economic and social.

A Review of Published Sustainability Indicator Sets: How applicable are they to contaminated land remediation indicator-set development?