• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 5, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

Evaluating and prioritizing of performance indices of environment using fuzzy TOPSIS


One of the integral elements of sustainable development is to maintain environmental standards and to minimize environmental losses resulting from the development. Key environmental indices are used in developed countries to improve the performance of an environmental management system (EMS) along with their strategic goals. This paper aims to present a comprehensive approach for decision-makers to evaluate and prioritize environmental indices using a technique for order performance by similarity to an ideal solution (TOPSIS) as one of the most powerful and practical tools in multi attributed decision making (MADM) problems in the fuzzy environment. Considered indices for prioritizing of performance indices of Environment include specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-sensitive (SMART) indices. Results show that, Air quality Index, Sound Pressure Level, Green Space Index, CO2 and CH4 Emission rate index, Energy index, have the first to sixth rank in the field of performance selective indices. This research helps managers and decision makers in Environment to determine and rank the performance indices of environment in the organization and finally design an appropriate and practical plan for continuous improvement.
Keywords: Environment Performance Indices, Sustainable development, TOPSIS, Fuzzy


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