Green Software Design - label

Green software makes an important contribution towards climate protection. For end customers and the public, however, it is not apparent whether climate protection played a role in the software development. This is the reason for the Green Software Design label. It identifies software that has been consistently developed according to the best practices of Green Software Design. Consumers can therefore notice and appreciate this effort and take it into account when making purchasing decisions.

Green Software Design - label

Green software makes an important contribution towards climate protection. For end customers and the public, however, it is not apparent whether climate protection played a role in the software development. This is the reason for the Green Software Design label. It identifies software that has been consistently developed according to the best practices of Green Software Design. Consumers can therefore notice and appreciate this effort and take it into account when making purchasing decisions.

 

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In addition to membership in the Green Software Design community, the label is another way in which companies can visibly contribute to the promotion of sustainable software development. Because improving your own software engineering is crucial, but it is not visible outside your company. Green Software Design, however, is too important to hide it.Therefore, it should be made visible in a serious and comprehensible way where it has an impact: in the software developed in this way.

Green Software label

Use

The label may only be used for software that has successfully passed the defined award process including the audit and has successfully passed the tests.

The label may be displayed in the software itself, as well as in material accompanying the software, such as in the presentation in app stores.
In general corporate communication, for example in sustainability reports, the label may only be used in such a way that the reference to the software is clearly recognisable. The impression must not be created that the company as a whole or its software development in general has been awarded the label.

The label may function as a link, leading either to a company page or to a dedicated page on greensoftwaredesign.com. Detailed information can be stored here, e.g. on the software carbon footprint or the carbon-neutrality of the software (which can be achieved together with offsetting if necessary).

Award process

Apply for the Green IT certification
Apply for Green IT label
Apply for Green IT label

Normal further development in accordance with the procedures used is possible without any restrictions. However, in the event of significant changes to the software, particularly with regard to architecture and technology, the label loses its validity (or must be confirmed by a new audit).

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