Iso 14001: Greening Management Systems

GREENER MANUFACTURING AND OPERATIONS, Sarkis J., ed., Greenleaf Publishing, 2001

13 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2007

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Nicole Darnall

Arizona State University - School of Sustainability; Sustainable Purchasing Research Initiative

Deborah Rigling Gallagher

Duke University

Richard N. L. Andrews

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Public Policy

Abstract

This study brings to the fore many issues that have been widely speculated regarding facilities that adopt ISO 14001 EMSs, and validates as well as dispels some of the rhetoric associated with ISO 14001-certified facilities. It discusses three very different manufacturing facilities that have adopted ISO 14001 EMSs, what factors led to the decisions to certify their EMSs, and the internal and external outcomes they have experienced as a result of ISO 14001 certification. The cases illustrate that internal outcomes are surprisingly similar for all three facilities. All of the facilities have increased their employee involvement in environmental management, improved document control and manufacturing efficiency, and increased their focus on non-regulated impacts. Interestingly, the external outcomes due to ISO 14001 adoption have varied more widely across the case facilities, but include improved vendor contracts, increased customer satisfaction, increased ability to market products domestically, increased access to international markets, and some regulatory benefits.

Keywords: ISO 14001, environmental management system, EMS adoption, case study, internal benefits, external benefits

JEL Classification: L21, L60, M14, Q20, Q30, M10

Suggested Citation

Darnall, Nicole and Gallagher, Deborah Rigling and Andrews, Richard N. L., Iso 14001: Greening Management Systems. GREENER MANUFACTURING AND OPERATIONS, Sarkis J., ed., Greenleaf Publishing, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1009966

Nicole Darnall (Contact Author)

Arizona State University - School of Sustainability ( email )

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Sustainable Purchasing Research Initiative ( email )

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Deborah Rigling Gallagher

Duke University ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://www.env.duke.edu/people/faculty/gallagher.html

Richard N. L. Andrews

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Public Policy ( email )

Abernathy Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3435
United States

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