Workflow support of corporate environmental communication and reporting
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ISSN der Zeitschrift
Sh@ring – EnviroInfo 2004
Track 7: corporate sustainability communication and reporting
Editions du Tricorne
In this paper environmental communication and environmental and sustainability corporate reporting is discussed , which are tools to communicate a company’s (environmental) performance, demonstrate its management systems, present its responsibility, etc. Some new trends in this area are described , which are obvious nowadays . These new trends are mainly the Internet and cross-media reporting, customization and standardization. Some benefits of corporate reporting for organizations that decide to adopt its principles are also mentioned. In the second part of this paper XML language as a proper solution for the presented trends in corporate reporting and proposed ICT infrastructure for the corporate reporting system is presented. Corporate reporting should be seen as a complex system that is open and dynamically develops according to how a company’s environmental regulations and (environmental) management systems are adopted. Corporate reporting enables the providing of information to the general public, cooperation with the business sphere and national reporting via the World Wide Web. The current requirements of corporate reporting are the main driving force for the implementation of management systems.