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Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems: Advancements and Trends

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Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems: Advancements and Trends addresses the continuing need for companies to take a holistic and strategic approach towards material and energy efficiency, emission and waste reduction, recycling, stakeholder engagement, and legal compliance. As Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems that support only operational goals are becoming obsolete, the need for a reference redefining these systems to provide integrated solutions to environmental and economic problems is needed.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. Foreword
  4. Preface
    1. TOWARDS THE NEXT GENERATION OF CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS: WHAT IS THERE AND WHAT IS MISSING?
  5. Acknowledgment
  6. 1. Introduction
    1. 1. Efficiency: A Guiding Principle of Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ECO-EFFICIENCY ANALYSIS & LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT
      5. CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
      6. DIMENSIONS OF EFFICIENCY
      7. CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY COMMUNICATION
      8. IMAGES OF CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
  7. 2. Theoretical and Empirical Approaches
    1. 2. Green Information Technology and Virtualization in Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHAT IS GREEN IT
      4. WHAT IS VIRTUALIZATION
      5. POWER CONSUMPTIONS
      6. HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT
        1. Marketing perspective
        2. Corporation Benefits
        3. Cost Effectiveness
      7. MOTIVATION AND CHALLENGES FOR VIRTUALIZATION
      8. CORPORATE SHIFT TO SERVICE-BASED IT
      9. INFORMATION STRATEGY TRIANGLE: IMPLICATIONS
      10. DOES IT PAY TO BE GREEN?
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
    2. 3. Innovation and Sustainable Development: From Mainstream Innovation Theory to Sustainable Innovation Research
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
        1. Differentiating Innovation
        2. Innovation systems
        3. Requirements for Sustainable Innovation
        4. Innovation in Ecological sustainability
      4. INNOVATION IN THE CONTEXT OF NEOCLASSICAL AND ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS
        1. Innovation in Neoclassical Economics
        2. Innovation in Ecological Economics
        3. Controversy between Neoclassical and Ecological Economics
        4. A Resolution to the Controversy
      5. INNOVATION, GROWTH AND SUSTAINABILITY
        1. The Ecological Dimension
        2. The Economic Dimension
        3. The Social Dimension
        4. Conditions for a Balanced Growth
        5. Critical Analysis and Outlook
        6. Empirical Findings
      6. SUMMARY
      7. REFERENCES
    3. 4. How can Information Technology be Adopted by Micro-Enterprises: Guidelines for Sustainable Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. THE IT THERAPY PROCESS
        1. IT Therapy Outcomes
      6. GUIDELINES FOR SUPPORTING MICRO-ENTERPRISES WITH IT
      7. SUSTAINABILITY OF IT THERAPY FOR MICRO-ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
        1. Economic Objectives
        2. Social objectives
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
    4. 5. Additional Challenges for CEMIS Due to Impacts Caused by Climate Change
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE IDEA OF RESILIENCE
      4. IMPACTS CAUSED BY CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE NEED FOR RESILIENT PROCESSES
      5. THE RELEVANCE OF CULTURAL COMPETENCES IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: THE "NEW" ROLE OF FIRMS
        1. The Idea of Interactional Economics
      6. WITH PRACTICE BASED STUDIES TO STRATEGIC COMPETENCE MANAGEMENT
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    5. 6. Paving the Way towards Virtual Biorefineries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BIOMASS CHARACTERISTICS
        1. Biomass Supply Chains
        2. Logistics of Biomass supply Chains
      4. COMPUTERIZING THE SEARCH FOR CREDIBLE COUNTERPARTS
      5. META-DATA DRIVEN ACQUISITION, SEARCH AND PROCUREMENT OF BIOMASS WITHIN A WEB-BASED MARKETPLACE
        1. Meta-Descriptions of Residues
        2. Browsing and Searching for Residues
        3. Automatic Procurement of supply and Demand
      6. ADDING SUSTAINABILITY BY VIRTUAL BIOREFINERIES
        1. The Concept of a virtual Biorefinery
        2. Building Blocks
        3. Sustainability objectives
      7. COMPARISON OF THE DISCUSSED APPROACHES
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
    6. 7. From Traditional Non-Sustainable Production to Closed Loop Manufacturing: Challenges for Materials Management Based on PPC and EMIS Integration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: ON THE WAY TO SUSTAINABILITY
      3. CLOSED LOOP SUPPLY CHAIN
      4. CEMIS APPROACH: RELATED WORKS
      5. SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS MANAGEMENT: MAIN PROBLEMS
      6. REMANUFACTURING: THE MOST SUSTAINABLE FORM OF MATERIALS REPROCESSING
        1. Industry Insights
        2. Differences in Materials Management in Manufacturing vs. Remanufacturing
      7. INTEGRATED APPROACH IN MATERIALS MANAGEMENT
        1. Integration logic: The mechanism for materials Requirement Calculation in the Sustainable manner
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
    7. 8. Enterprise Architecture Applied Towards Sustainable IT Governance
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL REFERENCE
      4. CORPORATIVE GOVERNANCE
      5. IT GOVERNANCE
      6. IT GOVERNANCE AS A COMPETITIVE DIFFERENTIAL
      7. SUSTAINABLE IT GOVERNANCE
      8. ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE
      9. SUSTAINABLE ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE
        1. Performance Pyramid
        2. Management and Governance Sustainable Cycle (MGSC)
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. ENDNOTES
    8. 9. Investigation of Environmental Monitoring Designs for Corporate Management Information Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
        1. Environmental performance Evaluation
        2. Measuring Organization's Impact on Aquatic Environment
        3. Monitoring Designs
      4. OPTIMIZATION OF MONITORING DESIGNS
        1. Problem Articulation in Terms of Mathematical Programming
        2. Uncertainty measures
        3. Developing monitoring Designs
        4. Testing Monitoring Designs
        5. Implications for Corporate Environmental Management information Systems
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    9. 10. Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems Influence of Green IT on IT Management and IT Controlling
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GREEN IT
        1. Technologies and Concepts
        2. Research and Development
        3. Alternatives
      4. IT MANAGEMENT AND CONTROLLING
        1. IT process Model
        2. IT Controlling Tools
      5. IMPACTS OF GREEN IT
        1. Green IT in German Speaking Countries
        2. Green IT Targets
        3. Relevance and Responsibility of Green IT
        4. Activities for Energy saving in IT
        5. Areas of impacts of Green IT
        6. Organisation
      6. IMPLICATIONS FOR ACADEMIA AND PRACTICE
        1. Monitoring Green iT targets
        2. Adapting the Balanced Scorecard
        3. Challenges of a Research Agenda
      7. REFERENCES
  8. 3. Frameworks, Reference Models & Methodologies
    1. 11. Environmental Monitoring, Data Mining, and Dynamic Analysis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS
        1. Sensor Technology
        2. Specific Sensor Technologies
        3. Data Collection
        4. Mathematical Models
        5. Extraction of Data
        6. Cluster Analysis
        7. Dynamic Analysis
        8. Critical Review
      5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. REFERENCES
    2. 12. Structuring Information for Industrial Environmental Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SCOPE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION SYSTEM
      4. ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION STRUCTURES
        1. Industrial Environmental Information systems in practice
          1. Corporate Sustainability Report
          2. Product Design
          3. Green Marketing
          4. Environmental Evaluation
          5. Mandates to Make a Difference
        2. Essentials information Structures of industrial Environmental information Systems
        3. Environmental performance
        4. Environmental Evaluation
        5. products and Material
          1. Stable Properties of Materials
          2. Scenario Based Material Properties
        6. Requests and Reporting
        7. Processes
      5. THE FRAMEWORK FOR STRUCTURING INFORMATION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    3. 13. A Framework for the Implementation of Eco-Efficient Business Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
        1. Role of Stakeholders
        2. Eco-Efficiency Strategies
        3. Corporate information Systems
      4. IMPLEMENTATION OF ECO-EFFICIENT BUSINESS OPERATIONS
        1. Implementing Eco-Efficiency in Business operations
        2. Challenges to the successful Application of Cis
        3. Recommendations for Business Managers
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ENDNOTES
    4. 14. Efficient Information Provision for Environmental and Sustainability Reporting
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
      3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
        1. Environmental Management
        2. Sustainable Development
        3. what is Environmental Management?
        4. Environmental Management system standards
          1. Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)
          2. International Organization of Standards
          3. Comparison of EMAS and ISO 14001
      4. CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING
        1. The Role of Environmental Reporting for the Organizations
        2. Legal Reporting Duties
        3. Content of the Reports
        4. Systematic Approaches for Sustainability Reporting
      5. LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) AS AN APPROACH TO ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
      6. SUGGESTED APPROACHES FOR AN EFFICIENT GENERATION OF ENVIRONMENT-RELATED DATA FOR ORGANIZATIONAL REPORTING
        1. Environmental Domain Model (Model of information and Material Flows)
        2. Site/Facility Centered Environmental Management
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
    5. 15. Cooperative Inter-Municipal Waste Collection: A Multi Agent System Approach
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MULTI AGENT ARCHITECTURE
      5. THE TRAVELING SALESMAN PROBLEM ALGORITHMS
      6. ECONOMIC MODEL FOR INTERMUNICIPAL WASTE MANAGEMENT
        1. Cost Allocation Model
        2. Coordination Approach
          1. Municipal Agent
          2. Collection Agent
          3. Waste Collection Agent
        3. Simulation Environment
      7. DATA
      8. RESULTS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
    6. 16. Management Instruments for Sustainable Information Systems Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SUSTAINABILITY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
        1. The Concept of Sustainability
        2. The Industrialized Information Management
        3. Green IT within the Concept of a Sustainable Information Systems Management
        4. Benefits of Ecological oriented Information management
      4. PLANNING AND CONTROL CONCEPTS OF A SUSTAINABLE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
        1. Resource Identification
        2. Assessment of is Resources
        3. Identification of Measures
        4. Prioritization and Implementation
        5. monitor and Evaluate
        6. The sustainability IT Balanced scorecard
        7. A maturity model for sustainable Information systems management
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
  9. 4. Applications
    1. 17. Factory Planning Based on Environmental Information: Concept and Prototype Evaluation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND MOTIVATION
      3. BACKGROUND
        1. Point of origin for the Conception
        2. Motivation and Definition of Factory Planning
        3. Legal Requirements
        4. Planning Categories
        5. Planning methods
      4. MAIN FOCUS
        1. Challenges of the Concept idea and potential planning Evaluations
        2. Findings: Conception of an Environment Related planning System
        3. Research method: prototype implementation
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
    2. 18. Progression in Corporate Sustainability Reporting: XBRL Taxonomy for Sustainability Reports
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CURRENT TRENDS IN SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING
      4. BENEFITS USING THE INTERNET FOR SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING
      5. EFFICIENCIES AND STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITIES
      6. NEW PERSPECTIVES FOR CUSTOMIZATION AND STAKEHOLDER-DIALOGUE
      7. CUSTOMIZATION
      8. STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE
      9. FRAMEWORK FOR ADVANCED SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING
      10. STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS
      11. ANALYSIS OF STAKEHOLDER INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS
      12. XML-BASED DOCUMENT ENGINEERING
      13. GRI-G3 SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING GUIDELINES
      14. FINANCIAL REPORTING TAXONOMIES ARCHITECTURE
      15. XBRL TAXONOMY FOR SUSTAINABILITY REPORTS
      16. PROCESS-MODEL USED AS UNDERLYING METHODOLOGY
      17. ICT ARCHITECTURE
      18. CONCLUSION
      19. REFERENCES
    3. 19. Development of an Information System for the Assessment of Different Bioenergy Concepts Regarding Sustainable Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DECISION SUPPORT FOR CONCEPTS FOR SUSTAINALBLE BIOMASS USE FOR ENERGY
        1. Structure of the Theoretical Model for multi Criteria decision Analysis (MCDA)
        2. The Criteria-Developing process
          1. Framework of an Exemplary Project
          2. Definition of Sustainable Development
          3. Compiling of a Criteria List
        3. Bioenergy Alternatives
        4. The weighting process
        5. Data sets
          1. Types of Data for the Comparison of Bioenergy Concepts within an Information System
          2. Analysis of Site-Specific Biomass Potentials and Optimization of the Energy Crop Production
          3. Consensus-Oriented Expansion of Bioenergy
          4. Aspects of Specific Bioenergy Concepts
          5. Optimization of the Production and Distribution System
          6. Data Consolidation
        6. Visualization
          1. Profiles for Different Concepts of Biomass Use for Energy
          2. Psychological Aspects
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
    4. 20. The German Environmental Information Portal PortalU
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE FEATURES OF PORTALU
      5. ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION IN PORTALU
      6. PERSPECTIVE
      7. REFERENCES
    5. 21. Environment-Enterprise Integration: Networked Entrepreneurial Opportunities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PRODUCT-SERVICE AND ECO-PROVISION
      4. FUNCTION-FACILITY ASSEMBLY INCORPORATION
      5. BUSINESS INFRA-ORGANISATION APPRAISAL
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
    6. 22. Effective Stakeholder Relations: Sustainability Reporting Topic Maps
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. RELATED WORK
      3. THE EXTENSIBLE BUSINESS REPORTING LANGUAGE (XBRL)
      4. THE STANDARDIZATION IN SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING
      5. G3-GUIDELINES PART 1: DEFINING REPORT CONTENT, QUALITY, AND BOUNDARY
      6. G3-GUIDELINES PART 2: STANDARD DISCLOSURES
      7. G3-GUIDELINES PART 3: GENERAL REPORTING NOTES
        1. Topic Maps
      8. TRANSFORMATION PROCESS: GENERATING AN SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING TOPIC MAP (SRTM)
      9. CREATION OF THE XTM
      10. FULFILL INFORMATION AND EXTRACTION OF THE BASE NAME
      11. SPECIALIZATION OF DIFFERENT SCOPES FOR DIFFERENT STAKEHOLDERS
      12. THE APPLICATION
      13. CONCLUSION
      14. REFERENCES
      15. ENDNOTE
  10. 5. Case Studies & Pilot Projects
    1. 23. Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Cases and Models of RFID and Information Systems use in Green Logistics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
      4. GREEN LOGISTICS
      5. GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN/LOGISTICS REFERENCE MODEL AND CASES
      6. USING RFID TO SUPPORT 'GREENING' OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN
      7. OPPORTUNITIES FOR RFID IN GREEN LOGISTICS
        1. RFID as a Diagnostic Tool
        2. RFIDs across the Four Dimensions of Green Logistics
          1. RFID and Green Forward Logistics
          2. RFID and Green Reverse Logistics
          3. RFID and Green Re-Design & Substitution
          4. RFID and Green Information Logistics
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
    2. 24. Eco-Industrial Parks and Application of Corporate Environmental Management Information System in China
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EIPS IN CHINA
        1. History: EDA, HIP and EIP
      4. CLASSIFICATION OF EIPS IN CHINA
      5. CURRENT SITUATION OF EIPS IN CHINA
      6. THE CHINESE POLICY SYSTEM FOR EIPS
        1. Policies
      7. STANDARDS
      8. PLANNING FOR EIPS
      9. TYPICAL EIPS IN CHINA
        1. Sector-Specific Case: Guigang Demonstration EIP
      10. SECTOR-INTEGRATE CASE: TIANJIN ECONOMIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AREA
      11. VENOUS INDUSTRY BASED CASE: QINGDAO NEW WORLD EIP
      12. APPLICATION OF CEMIS TO EIPS IN CHINA
        1. CEMIS modeling for EIPs in China
      13. CEMIS CONTROL FOR EIPS IN CHINA
      14. CONCLUSION
      15. REFERENCES
      16. ADDITIONAL READING
      17. ENDNOTE
    3. 25. Sustainable Scorecard as an Actionable Framework for Managing Sustainability: The Case of Tube Brazil
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
        1. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability
      4. The Emergence of the Concept of Sustainability Balanced Scorecard (SBSC)
        1. BI Applications: ICT to Support Decision Making and Strategy Execution
      5. RESEARCH APPROACH
      6. THE CASE: BUILDING AN SBSC AT TUBE BRAZIL
        1. Key managerial Initiatives to Build a Culture of Sustainability
        2. The Role of a SBSC model and of a BI platform
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors