Title: Strategies for implementation of Environmental Management Systems in different organisations

Authors: Patricia J. Abreu, M. Helena G.A.G. Nadais

Addresses: Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro, Campus de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal. ' Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro, Campus de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

Abstract: Purpose: To examine two Environmental Management Systems (EMS) implemented in a Shopping Mall (SM) and an Industrial Plant (IP), and study the influence of the organisational structure upon the development of the EMS. Design/methodology/approach: Each organisation, stakeholders and their respective interests were analised for their influence upon the EMSs. Findings: The EMS for the IP should be directed towards environmental aspects and operational control; for the SM, the strategy should be directed to educational and divulging activities. Originality/value: The specifics of implementing an EMS in a non-industrial organisation vs. an industrial organisation, and the influence of the organisation structure upon the design of its EMS.

Keywords: environmental management systems; stakeholders; shopping malls; industrial plant; EMS design; organisational structure.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETM.2010.029979

International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 2010 Vol.12 No.1, pp.47 - 55

Available online: 03 Dec 2009 *

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