What Drives Agrifood Firms to Register for an Environmental Management System?
Posted: 26 Jun 2008
This paper examines empirically which factors determine voluntary adoption of Environmental Management System (EMS) certification (ISO 14001 or EMAS) by agrifood industries. A discrete-choice model of EMS certification is applied to a sample of 1,000 French agrifood firms. The findings suggest that management-related factors drive certification more strongly than economic incentives and provides a new perspective on Porter's theory of the double benefit of certification.
Keywords: agrifood industries, EMAS, ISO 14001 certification, voluntary instruments
JEL Classification: L15, l59, Q13
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