Measurement Systems for Sustainability

Evaluation and Extension of Common Measurement Systems with Regard to Sustainability
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Abstract

To control the performance of companies in a sustainable way, it is necessary, in a first step, to clarify the fundamental dimensions of sustainability. In the next step, this paper aims at deriving criteria to examine common performance measurement systems –PMS– whether they are suitable to measure performance of companies with regard to sustainability. According to these criteria, selected potential method extensions are evaluated in order to integrate sustainability into the performance measurement systems and management systems.

Keywords

Emission Trading Global Reporting Initiative Environmental Management System Performance Measurement System Balance Scorecard 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Development of Application SystemsDarmstadt University of TechnologyDarmstadtGermany

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