In recent years, legal and social pressure increasingly forces companies operating in the recycling sector to take into account environmental aspects. For automobile recyclers, especially statutory provisions such as recycling and reuse quotas, are a challenging factor and consequently compels them to include the arising ecological requirements into the decision-making. To support practitioners in the evaluation and selection of alternatives in the context of the recycling process of end-of-life vehicles (ELV), we design and evaluate an environmental management information system (EMIS). The development of the proposed system is based on an acknowledged design science approach. Therefore, we determined industry-specific requirements and source systems of information and embed them into the system architecture. Finally, we show the suitability of the proposed EMIS based on a real-world case study in the recycling sector of ELVs and point out its benefits with respect to economic and environmental aspects. To sum up, the proposed EMIS demonstrates the integration of internal and external data sources as well as legal requirements and voluntary ecological aspects to provide a basis for reasonable decision-making applications in the context of ELVs.
Schweiger, Katharina, "AN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM TO SUPPORT THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS IN THE RECYCLING SECTOR FOR END-OF-LIFE-VEHICLES" (2016). PACIS 2016 Proceedings. 41.