Upgrading Reporting, Communication and Benchmarking Tools of IT-for-Green Project
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Proceedings of the 28th Conference on Environmental Informatics - Informatics for Environmental Protection, Sustainable Development and Risk Management
Corporate sustainability and sustainability management have become key issues in modern organizations to achieve a more balanced and sustainable development. The IT development has increasing increased drastically in recent years and in the same way how IT can support the environmental and sustainability behaviours in business processes it can be part of the solutions to improve the sustainability performance in organizations. In the last years different projects had been working in this area, to guide and provide tools for decision makers and stakeholders. IT-for- Green is one of this projects that propose a new generation of CEMIS that permit to incorporate the strategic sustainability integration. Another solution, the System of Sustainability Performance Evaluation supports social, economic and environmental indicators related directly with organization’s performance distributed over key areas. This paper explores the possibility to upgrade and integrate those two systems that actually run in different technologies and pattern designs using web services to facilitate application integration reducing application’s heterogeneity. A first GET_INDICATORS web service definition and implementation was made, taking advantage of one of the facilities of IT-for-Green as an open platform.