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The effects of environmental management system on Swedish manufacturing firms' environmental performance
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4274-828X
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of Corporate Responsibility Research Conference 2010 / [ed] Tobias Hahn, Marseille: Euromed Management School , 2010Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The corporate environmental management tool that has undoubtedly become the most popular in recent years is environmental management systems (EMS), which often are based on the international standard ISO 14001. With few exceptions, studies on effects of EMS are relying on firm representatives’ perceived benefits, which is problematic since firm representatives often have reason to give a positive image of their employer. This study therefore aims to contribute knowledge about the environmental effects of environmental management system based on more objective 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 systems (50 firms). Consideration is given to the improvement efforts in the firms before EMS adoption. Analysis has been carried out using statistical methods, e.g. t-test, for six different areas: air emissions, water emissions, resource use, energy use, waste and overall environmental performance. The analysis shows that there was no statistically significant difference concerning the change in the rate of improvement between certified and non-certified firms in any of the six areas.

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Marseille: Euromed Management School , 2010.
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Environmental Management
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Environmental Management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-26767Local ID: 001c2da8-2c67-49a0-b560-e50af306c1f1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-26767DiVA, id: diva2:999947
Conference
Corporate Responsibility Research Conference : Sustainability Management in a Diverse World 15/09/2010 - 17/09/2010
Note
Godkänd; 2010; 20141218 (thomasz)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved

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