Title: The roles of ISO 14001, research institutions and professional organisations in environmental performance

Authors: Sean P. Goffnett, Lawrence O. Jenicke, Shanthakumar Palaniswami, Hyungu Kang

Addresses: Department of Marketing and Hospitality Services Administration, Central Michigan University, 200 Smith Hall, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859, USA. ' Department of Management, Center for Supply Chain Management, Central Michigan University, 200 Smith Hall, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859, USA. ' Department of Management, Center for Supply Chain Management, Central Michigan University, 200 Smith Hall, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859, USA. ' Department of Management, Center for Supply Chain Management, Central Michigan University, 200 Smith Hall, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859, USA

Abstract: Firms continue to face many challenges with managing global supply chain operations and environmental performance. This paper presents a conceptual relationship framework that associates government, enterprises, industry standards, professional organisations, research institutions and individuals that operate and influence environmental performance. Industry case studies and standards define the various roles and relationships of these major entities in environmental performance and demonstrate the impact that different constituent interactions have on organisations and the environment. This paper aims to advance a greater understanding of environmental programmes, standards and performance through consideration of complex relationships and strategic motives of agents and constituents that interact within these systems. This study illustrates several interactions of various entities related to environmental performance and provides a framework for further research.

Keywords: environmental performance; supply chain management; SCM; sustainability; ISO; International Organization for Standardization; EPA; Environmental Protection Agency; government; sustainable development; ISO 14001; environmental management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2011.043008

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2011 Vol.8 No.4, pp.416 - 432

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 11 Oct 2011 *

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