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Zobel, T. (2018). ISO 14001 Adoption and Environmental Performance: The Case of Manufacturing in Sweden. In: Iñaki Heras-Saizarbitoria (Ed.), ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and New Management Standards: (pp. 39-57). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>ISO 14001 Adoption and Environmental Performance: The Case of Manufacturing in Sweden
2018 (English)In: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and New Management Standards / [ed] Iñaki Heras-Saizarbitoria, Springer, 2018, p. 39-57Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Environmental management systems based on the international standard ISO 14001 have become widespread in companies globally during the last two decades. This chapter aims to contribute knowledge as to which companies are most likely to adopt ISO 14001, environmental frontrunners or poor performers in need of effective approaches. In addition, the chapter aims to assess the impact of ISO 14001 on concrete environmental performance. The context in focus in this study is manufacturing companies in Sweden. The study focuses on changes in performance over a period of 12 years and includes both ISO 14001-certified companies and non-certified companies. The analysis has been carried out using statistical methods for five different environmental areas: air emissions, water emissions, resource use, energy use and waste. In none of these environmental areas have we been able to find any significant differences between certified and non-certified companies regarding performance improvement prior to ISO 14001-certification or the corresponding period in non-certified companies. Certain positive concrete effects as a result of the ISO 14001 adoption have been found but, in general, the standard seems to have limited effect on the improvement of corporate environmental performance. There are many examples in the literature that ISO 14001 has been successful under certain circumstances but at the same time it seems that ISO 14001-certification does not appear to be a guarantee of neither superior environmental performance nor concrete environmental improvements.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2018
Series
Measuring Operations Performance, ISSN 2363-9970
Keywords
ISO 14001, environmental management system, environmental performance, manufacturing, Sweden, market signaling
National Category
Environmental Management Reliability and Maintenance
Research subject
Quality Technology and Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-66573 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-65675-5_3 (DOI)978-3-319-65674-8 (ISBN)978-3-319-65675-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-13 Created: 2017-11-13 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Zobel, T. (2017). Energiledning i energiintensiv industri: En syntes av ett forskningsprojekt.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Energiledning i energiintensiv industri: En syntes av ett forskningsprojekt
2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Publisher
p. 38
Series
Research report / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1528
Keywords
Energiledning, energiledningsystem, energiintensiv industri, energieffektivisering, ISO 50001, ISO 14001
National Category
Environmental Management Reliability and Maintenance
Research subject
Quality Technology and Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-62653 (URN)978-91-7583-852-6 (ISBN)
Projects
Utvärdering och utveckling av industrins energiledningsarbete
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency, 35834-1
Available from: 2017-03-23 Created: 2017-03-23 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Zobel, T. & Malmgren, C. (2016). Evaluating the Management System Approach for Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvements. Energies, 9(10), Article ID 774.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluating the Management System Approach for Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvements
2016 (English)In: Energies, ISSN 1996-1073, E-ISSN 1996-1073, Vol. 9, no 10, article id 774Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Voluntary environmental management systems (EMS) based on the international standard ISO 14001 have become widespread globally in recent years. The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of voluntary management systems on energy efficiency in the Swedish manufacturing industry by means of objective industrial energy data derived from mandatory annual environmental reports. The study focuses on changes in energy efficiency over a period of 12 years and includes both ISO 14001-certified companies and non-certified companies. Consideration is given to energy improvement efforts in the companies before the adoption of ISO 14001. The analysis has been carried out using statistical methods for two different industrial energy parameters: electricity and fossil fuel consumption. The results indicate that ISO 14001 adoption and certification has increased energy efficiency regarding the use of fossil fuel. In contrast, no effect of the management systems has been found concerning the use of electricity. The mixed results of this study are only partly in line with the results of previous studies based on perceptions of company representatives

National Category
Reliability and Maintenance
Research subject
Quality Technology and Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61232 (URN)10.3390/en9100774 (DOI)000388578800015 ()2-s2.0-85017135317 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad; 2017; Nivå 2; 2016-12-22 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-12-22 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Zobel, T. (2016). The impact of ISO 14001 on corporate environmental performance: a study of Swedish manufacturing firms (ed.). Paper presented at . Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 59(4), 587-606
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The impact of ISO 14001 on corporate environmental performance: a study of Swedish manufacturing firms
2016 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, ISSN 0964-0568, E-ISSN 1360-0559, Vol. 59, no 4, p. 587-606Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The debate concerning the environmental effectiveness of environmental management systems (EMS) based on ISO 14001 is still open and scholars have called for further studies that can explain the contrasting evidence in previous research. As a response, this study aims to contribute knowledge about the effects of ISO 14001-based EMS by presenting fact-based environmental data. The study focuses on changes in performance over a period of 12 years and includes both firms with an EMS (66 firms) and firms without one (50 firms). Consideration is given to the improvement efforts in the firms before EMS adoption making it possible to neutralize any selection effects where better environmental performance precedes ISO 14001 adoption. Analysis has been carried out using statistical methods for six different environmental areas. No statistically significant differences between certified and non-certified firms concerning the change in the rate of improvement could be found in any of the six areas. However, it can be suspected that EMS adoption has positive effects on energy use and waste production whereas the non-adopting firms seem to perform better concerning air emissions. These mixed results mirrors previous research, which is rather worrying considering the worldwide popularity of EMS based on ISO 14001 in industry.

National Category
Environmental Management
Research subject
Environmental Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-13001 (URN)10.1080/09640568.2015.1031882 (DOI)000371809000002 ()2-s2.0-84959201553 (Scopus ID)c27dc5a4-cfa8-4be7-840f-4e167b85d369 (Local ID)c27dc5a4-cfa8-4be7-840f-4e167b85d369 (Archive number)c27dc5a4-cfa8-4be7-840f-4e167b85d369 (OAI)
Note
Validerad; 2016; Nivå 2; 20141211 (thomasz)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Siva, V., Gremyr, I., Bergquist, B., Garvare, R., Zobel, T. & Isaksson, R. (2016). The Support of Quality Management for Sustainable Development: A Literature Review (ed.). Journal of Cleaner Production, 138(2), 148-157
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Support of Quality Management for Sustainable Development: A Literature Review
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2016 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 138, no 2, p. 148-157Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Quality Management is considered to be suitable as support forthe integration of sustainability considerations in areas such as productdevelopment. The purpose of this paper is to review research in whichQuality Management methods, tools or practices have been used inconjunction with sustainable development initiatives. We have identifiedfour themes that synthesize the research on Quality Management and itssupport to approaches for sustainable development: (1) supportingsustainability through integration of management systems, (2) QualityManagement as support to the implementation of Environmental ManagementSystems and to the management of sustainability, (3) supportingintegration of sustainability considerations in daily work, and (4)supporting stakeholder management and customer focus. By far the mostresearch has been conducted within the first two themes. This paper alsocontributes with proposals for future research, such as the need to movebeyond existing standards and management systems to enable more radicalimprovements, and the need for empirical evidence of the effect ofintegrated management systems on environmental performance. We alsohighlight the point that Quality Management practices and tools must bedeveloped and adapted in order to support sustainability considerations.

Keywords
Other technology - Environmental engineering, Industrial engineering and economy - Industrial organisation, administration and economics, Övriga teknikvetenskaper - Miljöteknik, Industriell teknik och ekonomi - Industriell organisation, administration och ekonomi
National Category
Reliability and Maintenance Environmental Management
Research subject
Quality Technology and Management; Environmental Management; Effective innovation and organisation (AERI)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-13530 (URN)10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.01.020 (DOI)000386739000002 ()2-s2.0-84957927270 (Scopus ID)cc04ebf5-0ad9-484c-a4b7-7a0e9fd48976 (Local ID)cc04ebf5-0ad9-484c-a4b7-7a0e9fd48976 (Archive number)cc04ebf5-0ad9-484c-a4b7-7a0e9fd48976 (OAI)
Note

Validerad; 2016; Nivå 2; 2016-11-17 (rokbeg)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Zobel, T. (2015). A critical review of industrial management approaches for climate change mitigation (ed.). Paper presented at Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption Conference : Accelerating the Transition to Equitable Post Fossil-Carbon Societies 01/11/2015 - 04/11/2015. Paper presented at Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption Conference : Accelerating the Transition to Equitable Post Fossil-Carbon Societies 01/11/2015 - 04/11/2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A critical review of industrial management approaches for climate change mitigation
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keywords
Other technology - Environmental engineering, climate change mitigation, industrial energy management, standardized management systems, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, Övriga teknikvetenskaper - Miljöteknik
National Category
Environmental Management
Research subject
Environmental Management; Renewable energy (AERI)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-39604 (URN)e6e85144-3f11-4c7f-b7d0-b5647667bd4a (Local ID)e6e85144-3f11-4c7f-b7d0-b5647667bd4a (Archive number)e6e85144-3f11-4c7f-b7d0-b5647667bd4a (OAI)
Conference
Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption Conference : Accelerating the Transition to Equitable Post Fossil-Carbon Societies 01/11/2015 - 04/11/2015
Note
Godkänd; 2015; 20160203 (thomasz)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved
Malmgren, C. & Zobel, T. (2015). Expanding the scope of climate change mitigation practices in energy-intensive industry (ed.). Paper presented at Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption Conference : Accelerating the Transition to Equitable Post Fossil-Carbon Societies 01/11/2015 - 04/11/2015. Paper presented at Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption Conference : Accelerating the Transition to Equitable Post Fossil-Carbon Societies 01/11/2015 - 04/11/2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Expanding the scope of climate change mitigation practices in energy-intensive industry
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keywords
Other technology - Environmental engineering, climate change mitigation, industrial energy management, energy management systems, ISO 50001, energy-intensive industry, Övriga teknikvetenskaper - Miljöteknik
National Category
Environmental Management
Research subject
Environmental Management; Renewable energy (AERI)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-37448 (URN)b7bc7281-d8ed-421f-9c8e-9d0bbd80ac09 (Local ID)b7bc7281-d8ed-421f-9c8e-9d0bbd80ac09 (Archive number)b7bc7281-d8ed-421f-9c8e-9d0bbd80ac09 (OAI)
Conference
Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption Conference : Accelerating the Transition to Equitable Post Fossil-Carbon Societies 01/11/2015 - 04/11/2015
Note
Godkänd; 2015; 20160203 (thomasz)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved
Sturesson, A. & Zobel, T. (2015). Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in Uganda: Who will take the lead when the government falters? (ed.). Paper presented at . The Extractive Industries and Society, 2(1), 33-45
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in Uganda: Who will take the lead when the government falters?
2015 (English)In: The Extractive Industries and Society, ISSN 2214-790X, E-ISSN 2214-7918, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 33-45Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Uganda is expected to join the group of African oil producing countries in 2018. The Government of Uganda (GoU) has high hopes for the sector and expects oil to transform the country from a low-income into a competitive upper middle-income country by 2040. However, despite these claims, the GoU’s management of the sector is already being criticized, specifically over corruption and tax disputes with oil companies. The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiativ (EITI) has, during the last decade, gained increased recognition as a standard for promoting transparency and revenue disclosure for resource-rich countries. In the 2008 National Oil and Gas Policy (NOGP), the GoU expressed its intention to adopt the standard. The objective of this paper is to analyze why the GoU, seven years later, has still not made any progress with an EITI process. Furthermore, it assesses the leverage and motivation for non-government stakeholders (development partners, civil society and oil companies) to take the lead on the EITI and compensate for the lack of political will.

Abstract [en]

Uganda is expected to join the group of African oil producing countries in 2018. The Government of Uganda (GoU) has high hopes for the sector and expects oil to transform the country from a low-income into a competitive upper middle-income country by 2040. However, despite these claims, the GoU's management of the sector is already being criticized, specifically over corruption and tax disputes with oil companies.The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has, during the last decade, gained increased recognition as a standard for promoting transparency and revenue disclosure for resource-rich countries. In the 2008 National Oil and Gas Policy (NOGP), the GoU expressed its intention to adopt the standard. The objective of this paper is to analyze why the GoU, seven years later, has still not made any progress with an EITI process. Furthermore, it assesses the leverage and motivation for non-government stakeholders (development partners, civil society and oil companies) to take the lead on the EITI and compensate for the lack of political will.

National Category
Environmental Management
Research subject
Environmental Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-6546 (URN)10.1016/j.exis.2014.11.006 (DOI)000363542800006 ()2-s2.0-84920946319 (Scopus ID)4c62a34c-85d0-40bb-96fa-18e5392513f9 (Local ID)4c62a34c-85d0-40bb-96fa-18e5392513f9 (Archive number)4c62a34c-85d0-40bb-96fa-18e5392513f9 (OAI)
Note
Validerad; 2015; Nivå 1; 20141211 (thomasz)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Zobel, T. (2015). ISO 14001 adoption and industrial waste generation: the case of Swedish manufacturing firms (ed.). Paper presented at . Waste Management & Research, 33(2), 107-113
Open this publication in new window or tab >>ISO 14001 adoption and industrial waste generation: the case of Swedish manufacturing firms
2015 (English)In: Waste Management & Research, ISSN 0734-242X, E-ISSN 1096-3669, Vol. 33, no 2, p. 107-113Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Adoption of environmental management systems (EMSs) based on ISO 14001 has constituted one of the most important developments in sustainable industry management in recent years. Previous research on the impact of EMSs has relied heavily on corporate representatives’ subjective perception of benefits. Moreover, studies tend to focus on the systems’ impact on firms’ overall environmental performance, not distinguishing between the differences in different environmental aspects. This study aims to contribute knowledge about the influence of certified EMSs on industrial waste generation based on objective industrial waste data derived from mandatory annual environmental reports. The study focuses on changes in waste generation over a period of 12 years and includes both ISO 14001-certified firms (66 firms) and non-certified firms (50 firms). Consideration is given to the improvement efforts in the firms before EMS adoption. Analysis has been carried out using statistical methods for three different industrial waste parameters: hazardous waste, waste to landfill and the total amounts of waste. The results indicate that the certified EMSs have no statistically significant effect on any of the three waste parameters.

National Category
Environmental Management
Research subject
Environmental Management; Effective innovation and organisation (AERI)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-9372 (URN)10.1177/0734242X14564643 (DOI)000350765900003 ()25649400 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84922550507 (Scopus ID)7faf5614-5afa-43a3-af86-e62a353503ef (Local ID)7faf5614-5afa-43a3-af86-e62a353503ef (Archive number)7faf5614-5afa-43a3-af86-e62a353503ef (OAI)
Note
Validerad; 2015; Nivå 2; 20141211 (thomasz)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Malmgren, C. & Zobel, T. (2015). Organizing for climate change mitigation in the energy-intensive industry (ed.). Paper presented at Corporate Responsibility Reserach Conference : Creative Destruction or Creating Destruction 16/09/2015 - 18/09/2015. Paper presented at Corporate Responsibility Reserach Conference : Creative Destruction or Creating Destruction 16/09/2015 - 18/09/2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organizing for climate change mitigation in the energy-intensive industry
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keywords
Other technology - Environmental engineering, climate change mitigation, energy-intensive industry, energy management, energy efficiency, energy management systems, Övriga teknikvetenskaper - Miljöteknik
National Category
Environmental Management
Research subject
Environmental Management; Renewable energy (AERI)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-30991 (URN)504a2dbf-debd-4048-ad27-56e1f03af469 (Local ID)504a2dbf-debd-4048-ad27-56e1f03af469 (Archive number)504a2dbf-debd-4048-ad27-56e1f03af469 (OAI)
Conference
Corporate Responsibility Reserach Conference : Creative Destruction or Creating Destruction 16/09/2015 - 18/09/2015
Note
Godkänd; 2015; 20160203 (thomasz)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved
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Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-4274-828x

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