OntoSustain: Towards an Ontology for Corporate Sustainability Reporting

Yuchen Zhou and Alexander Perzylo

International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC),

November 2023 · Athens, Greece


The sustainability reporting of small and medium-sized enterprises is gaining significance, as their business partners often rely on them to ensure compliance and promote sustainability along the supply chain. However, the implementation of reporting remains challenging, as companies may lack the appropriate human resources to comprehend the informal textual descriptions from various reporting standards. In order to support the sustainability reporting of the companies, we present our ongoing work on the OntoSustain ontology. OntoSustain models sustainability domain knowledge, and offers good comprehensibility, transparency, and reusability for companies’ sustainability officers in data collection and indicator value derivation.

subject terms: PEng, DiProLeA