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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
Adopting corporate environmental management systems: motivations and results of ISO 14001 and EMAS certification

2002 | David Morrow

Multinational and domestic corporations around the world are adopting environmental management systems (EMS) and certifying them by international standards. ISO 14001 is becoming the dominant international standard for assessing environmental management processes and in Europe many firms are also re...

Journal article
Adoption and Outcomes of ISO 14001: a systematic review

2018 | Olivier Boiral

The objective of this paper is to analyze the adoption and outcomes of the ISO 14001 standard through a systematic review of the main studies on this issue published in peer‐reviewed journals between 1996 and 2015. The 94 papers analyzed make it possible to paint a comprehensive picture of the effec...

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The impact of environmental management systems (EMSs) and ISO 14001 standards on corporate performance: a systematic literature review

2017 | Dajana Grandic

This paper is based on the systematic literature review method and investigates the impacts of the EMS and ISO 14001 Standards towards corporate performance. Two units are considered through the methodology of research; firm size and market orientation. The evidence comes from the analysed dataset o...

Journal article
Green Clubs and Voluntary Governance: ISO 14001 and firms' regulatroy compliance

2005 | Matthew Potoski

Voluntary programs have become widespread tools for governments and nongovernmental actors looking to improve industry's environmental and regulatory performance. Voluntary programs can be conceptualized as club goods that provide nonrival but potentially excludable benefits to members. For firms, t...

Journal article
A comparison of biodiversity values in boreal forest regeneration areas before and after forest certification

2008 | Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson

In this study, 236 regeneration areas (mostly clear-cuts) in southern Norway were selected by random stratified selection: 118 of the study units were cut before and 118 after the introduction of forest certification in 1998. The degree of compliance with biodiversity measures established in the pre...

Journal article
Does ISO 14001 work in Brazil?

2010 | Otávio José de Oliveira

As a result of increasing global awareness about the importance of the environment, depletion of natural resources and legal pressures for companies to manage their processes in a sustainable manner, ISO 14001 systems have been gaining increasingly more importance in the organizational scenario. The...

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Drivers of productivity in Vietnamese SMEs: the role of management standards and innovation

2019 | Elisa Calza

Using a rich panel dataset of small and medium scale manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) active in the manufacturing sector in Viet Nam, this paper investigates the drivers of firm productivity, focusing on the role played by international management standards certification. We test the hypothesis that...

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Environmental certification systems and impacts of their implementation on occupational health and safety in Chilean forest companies

2005 | C. Ackerknecht

Environmental management systems developed by Chilean forest companies in fast-grown plantations and implemented for ISO 14001:1996 certification, best forest management practices certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and occupational health and safety (OHSAS 18001:1999), have been analysed t...

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Global governance in new public environmental management: an international and intertemporal comparison of voluntary standards' impacts

2020 | Marcus Wagner

The aim of this paper is to analyse the indirect effects of environmental management system implementation and certification. Specifically, the paper comprehensively assesses the effects of International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 14001 and European Union Eco‐Management and Auditing Sche...

Journal article
Business and environmental impact of ISO 14001

2012 | Henk de Vries

This paper is a literature review of existing empirical studies on the business and environmental impacts of ISO 14001, with the aim to understand the contribution of this standard towards sustainability and whether it can be a source of business and monetary benefits. The article finds that most...

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
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...

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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
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...

ISO 14001: Case Studies and Practical Experiences

2001 | Ruth Hillary (Ed)

This is a compilation of case studies on implementation of ISO 14001 and environmental management systems. Key features include business relevant case studies and information on issues of environmental management and environmental performance, sustainability, integration, stakeholders and use of IT....

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...

ISO methodology
ISO Methodology Case Study: Nanotron Technologies GmbH, Germany

2011 | ISO

Selected by the DIN German Institute for Standardization for the conduct of an assessment, ''Nanotron'' is a medium-sized engineering company participating in the global information and communication technology (ICT). With 25 employees at the time of the study (October 2010-June 2011), Nanotron deve...

ISO methodology
ISO Methodology Case Study: Water Senegal, Senegal

2012 | ISO

For the conduct of this study, the Standardization Association of Senegal (ASN) has chosen ''Water Senegal - SDE (Sénégalaise des Eaux)'', a private limited company with regional offices across the country. With over a thousand employees, SDE serves around 5 million people and operates within an ins...

Journal article
EMAS and ISO 14001 in the German industry: complements or substitutes?

2012 | Friederike Neugebauer

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