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Eco-certification and coffee cultivation enhance tree cover and forest connectivity in the Colombian coffee landscapes

2015 | Ximena Rueda

Eco-certification of agricultural commodities offers an appealing option to promote more sustainable practices among smallholders, increase agricultural value, and lift farmers out of poverty through better market access. This study evaluates whether coffee cultivation is associated with changes in ...

Journal article
Voluntary regulations and innovation: the case of ISO 14001

2014 | Sijeong Lim

Governments enact environmental regulations to compel firms to internalize pollution externalities. Critics contend that regulations encourage technological lock‐ins and stifle innovation. Challenging this view, the Porter‐Linde hypothesis suggests that appropriately designed regulations can spur in...

Journal article
ISO 9001 and ISO 14001: towards a research agenda on Management System Standards

2013 | Iñaki Heras‐Saizarbitoria

Management system standards, also called meta‐standards, have been adopted by an increasing number of organizations across the world. Although these management system standards are based on the same type of management principles and institutional arrangements, the literature remains scattered, with ...

Journal article
The strategic use of decentralized institutions: exploring certification with the ISO 14001 management standard

2005 | Andrew King

In this article, we respond to calls by previous researchers to clarify the function of decentralized institutions by analyzing the strategic motives of individual actors. We investigated an important type of decentralized institution, certified management standards, and theorized that firms use the...

Book chapter
EHS concept and interrelation

2017 | Jianming Yang

HSE expands as health, safety, and environment. This management system, also known as EHS (hereinafter referred to as EHS), is introduced by European and American companies. Compared to ISO9000 quality management system and ISO14000 environment management system, EHS has safety included. Safety, env...

Journal article
What improves environmental performance? Evidence from Mexican Industry

2000 | Susmita Dasgupta

This paper uses new survey evidence to analyze the effects of regulation, plant-level management policies, and other factors on the environmental compliance of Mexican manufacturers. In Mexico and other developing countries, many plants avoid complying with regulations because monitoring and enforce...

Journal article
Motives, difficulties and benefits in implementing ISO 14001 environmental management system

2011 | Evangelos Psomas

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine the motives for implementing the ISO 14001 standard, the difficulties in meeting the standard's requirements and the benefits derived, and to determine the most significant latent constructs (unobserved variables) of these. Design/methodology/approa...

Journal article
The role of environmental management system on introduction of new technologies in the metal and chemical/paper/plastics industries

2007 | Gregor Radonjič

Pollution prevention with the use of modern cleaner technologies in industrial sectors is the cornerstone of successful environmental policy certified according to the requirements of the international standard ISO 14001. The analyses were performed with the objective of assessing general aspects of...

Journal article
The promises and pitfalls of ISO 14001 for competitiveness and sustainability: a comparison of Japan and the United States

2003 | Eric Welch

This paper investigates the theoretical and empirical reasons why Japan leads the world in adoption of ISO 14001, while the US lags, and the comparative effect of ISO 14001 on environmental performance of adopters in both countries. Findings suggest that institutional barriers to adoption are much h...

Journal article
Disentangling technological innovations: a micro-econometric analysis of their determinants

2015 | Andreas Ziegler

On the basis of a unique firm-level dataset from the German manufacturing sector, this paper empirically examines the determinants of environmental and non-environmental product and process innovations. The micro-econometric analysis with multivariate probit models points to an extremely high releva...

Institutional publication
Multinational Enterprises and Training Revisited: Do International Standards Matter?

2005 | Niels-Hugo Blunch

Several studies have examined the determinants of training in developing countries but only few have paid attention to the potential importance of international standards such as ISO 9000 or ISO 14000 on the firm's training decision. This paper examines training determinants using recent employer su...

Institutional publication
Management Systems Standards: Diffusion, Impact and Governance of ISO 9000, ISO 14000, and other management standards

2015 | Pavel Castka

Management systems standards have become ubiquitous, adopted by millions of organizations around the world. The ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 quality and environmental management systems standards are the most well-known, but standards exist or are emerging for many other aspects of management too. Such a ...

Journal article
On the relationship between environmental management, environmental innovation, and patenting: evidence from German manufacturing firms

2007 | Marcus Wagner

This paper analyses empirically the relationship between environmental innovations, environmental management and patenting. In particular it tests a number of propositions on how environmental management systems and the interaction with environmentally more or less concerned stakeholders are associa...

Journal article
Comparing voluntary sustainability initiatives and product carbon footprinting in the food sector, with a particular focus on environmental impacts and developing countries

2018 | Katharina Plassmann

Two types of private voluntary standards used in the food sector are analyzed in this article. Namely, sustainability initiatives that encourage best practice management on farms for environmental, social and economic gains, and also product carbon footprints (PCFs) that estimate the climate impact ...

Journal article
Do private standards benefit workers in horticultural export chains in Peru?

2016 | Monica Schuster

Private standards are spreading rapidly in international food production and trade, and are moving beyond food quality and safety aspect to address environmental and social concerns. We examine how effective private standards are in improving employment conditions in global food supply chains. Using...

Journal article
The impact of ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 on standardisation of social responsibility - an inside perspective

2007 | Pavel Castka

Following a growing interest in corporate social responsibility, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) announced plans for development of the ISO 26000—guidance standard for social responsibility. Despite initial signals that ISO 26000 will be built on the intellectual and practic...

Journal article
Worker empowerment through private standards. Evidence from the Peruvian horticultural export sector

2017 | Monica Schuster

In this paper we analyse the impact of a variety of private standards on worker empowerment in the horticultural export sector in Peru. Empowerment is defined as workers’ knowledge of their own rights and workers’ perceived agency to improve employment conditions. We use data from a company and a tw...

Journal article
"Rising powers" and Labour and Environmental Standards

2014 | Khalid Nadvi

There is a growing recognition that the “Rising Powers”, namely the emerging economies, in particular, but not only, China, India and Brazil, whose economic dynamism has begun to transform the contours of the global economy, will bring about radical shifts in global governance. A critical question t...

Conference materials
Transition from OHSAS18001:2007 into ISO 45001 and the Integration with New Versions of ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015

2015 | Rodolfo Rhoden Jimenez

General administration throughout history has sought the planning; organization, management and control are fulfilled accurately. Subsequently, with the introduction of Continuous Improvement Cycle by Edward Deming (Plan-Do-Check, which improved to Plan, Do, Check, Act) it has tried to make the cont...

Institutional publication
Determinants of environmental innovations in Germany: Do organizational measures matter? A discrete choice analysis at the firm level

2004 | Klaus Rennings

Based on a unique firm level data set of the German manufacturing sector, this paper provides new empirical evidence regarding the determinants of different types of environmental technological innovations. We examine particularly the effects of environmental organizational measures such as certifie...