Title: Factors influencing the implementation of environmental management system at Amica-Wronki SA

Authors: Alina Matuszak-Flejszman, Tom Bramorski

Addresses: Katedra Ekonomiki Jakosci, Akademia Ekonomiczna w Poznaniu, 60-967 Poznan, Poland. Department of Management, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 53190-1797, USA

Abstract: Many countries in the world have begun developing environmentally friendly manufacturing technologies as a response to the demands of the general public. There are few other areas of the world where the issues surrounding cleaning the environment are more urgent and potentially more costly then in the area of Central and Eastern Europe. Using the case of Amica-Wronki SA, a Polish manufacturer of environmentally friendly refrigerators and freezers as an example, we discuss the issues surrounding the development and implementation of the Environmental Management System (EMS) and obtaining ISO 14000 certification.

Keywords: ISO 14000; EMS; Central and Eastern Europe; environmental protection; environmental standards.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2001.002926

International Journal of Technology Management, 2001 Vol.21 No.5/6, pp.463-474

Available online: 08 Jul 2003 *

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