Date Added: Jan 2012
Environmentally-aware resource usage has become an important aspect for today's industries, governments, and organizations. Customer demands, legal requirements, and financial aspects force organizations to rethink and reorganize their existing structures and business processes. Along with an increasing adoption of Business Process Management (BPM) in organizations, efforts are being made to also enable a green rethinking and change of BPM. However, in order to be capable of performing business in a green manner, the \"Delta\" has to be known that distinguishes green business process management from the conventional one. In this paper, the authors investigate key perspectives of conventional BPM and compare them to requirements originating from an environmental perspective.