Corporate Environmental Management System Term Paper by Nicky

The paper examines the development of environmental management systems within modern corporations.
# 145822 | 1,900 words | 4 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 29, 2010 in Environmental Studies (Management) , Business (Management)


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Description:

In today's corporate world and with environmental concerns growing, more companies have begun to adopt values and systems that include environmental impact as well as other issues associated with corporate social responsibility as part of company culture and vision. The paper examines the development of environmental management systems and strategies and the benefits of adopting such a system before drawing conclusions.

Outline:
Overview
Definitions of Environmental Management System (EMS)
Strategies for Adoption of EMS
Potential Benefits of EMS Adoption
Commercially Acceptable Strategies
Conclusion
References

From the Paper:

"More recently, companies have begun to adopt values and systems that include environmental impact as well as other issues associated with corporate social responsibility as part of company culture and vision. Some of these systems are effective and others are simply face value demonstrations of bandwagon type adaptations that have little if any real impact on CSR and environmental impact. Companies have begun to do what's called track their carbon footprint, seek alternative manufacture and logistics plans that are more environmentally friendly, as well as seeking to down play the utilization of scarce resources and the reuse of others.
"Definitions of EMS
"One of the more effective management systems that has been adopted by many businesses is one that is described by the Michigan Department of Environmental quality in an informative though brief fact sheet:
"An EMS is a voluntary management system for identifying, controlling and monitoring a facility's activities, which have potential environmental impacts. The framework provides structure and consistency for overseeing daily activities that shifts the environmental focus from reactive to proactive. Voluntary implementation of EMSs has increased throughout the world as industry and organizations realize their environmental and market place value."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Henriques, I., & Sadorsky, P. (2006). The Adoption of Environmental Management Practices in a Transition Economy. Comparative Economic Studies, 48(4), 641.
  • ISO 14000 Essentials (2004) http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/management_standards/iso_9000_iso_14000/iso_14000_essentials.htm)
  • Michigan DEQ EMS Factsheet (2006) http://www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-ead-tas-ems-emsfactsht.pdf
  • US EPA ISO 14001 FAQ (2004) http://www.epa.gov/OWM/iso14001/isofaq.htm

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