Title: Redefining environmental management system boundaries through stakeholder management across product life-cycle

Authors: Shirish Sangle

Addresses: Corporate Environmental Management, National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Vihar Lake, Powai 400087, Mumbai, India

Abstract: The paper makes an attempt to show that integration of life-cycle thinking into EMS can certainly address environmental issues, external to the organisation. New emphasis must be placed on product life-cycle thinking, to achieve business performance consistent with sustainability principles. In effect, the paper calls for redesigning the EMS through life-cycle environmental review (LCER) capable of addressing environmental issues across the life-cycle of its products: institutionalising diffusion of continual improvement across the product life-cycle; stakeholder concerns across the product life-cycle; relating to the relevant global environmental issues.

Keywords: lifecycle environmental review; product lifecycle; environmental management system; EMS; continuous improvement; stakeholder management; green supply chain; green consumers; business performance; sustainability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESD.2005.007240

International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 2005 Vol.4 No.2, pp.193 - 207

Published online: 26 Jun 2005 *

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