Title: Sustainability management system: measuring sustainability performance of higher education institutions in Malaysia

Authors: Dilshod B. Elmuradov; Muhammad Shahar Bin Jusoh; Zuraidah Mohd Zain; Siti Khadijah Zaaba; Baynazar Elmuradov

Addresses: School of Business Innovation and Technopreneurship, University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), 01000 Kangar, Malaysia ' School of Business Innovation and Technopreneurship, University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), 01000 Kangar, Malaysia ' School of Manufacturing System Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), 02600 Arau, Malaysia ' School of Mechatronic Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), 02600 Arau, Malaysia ' School of Operation of Auto Transport, Tashkent Automobile Road Institute, 100060 Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Abstract: This research aims to identify the sustainability assessment tools and its contents used in higher education institutions (HEIs) globally to assess performance and identify whether such tools could be applied for assessment in Malaysian HEIs. Identification of existing assessment tools and related issues have been collated through comprehensive studies during the last two decades. Eleven assessment tools have been identified for review that is being used to assess HEIs' sustainability and all these 11 were found to have different scoring methods which results to different performance depending on which assessment tools are used. Recommendations are given to practice a systematic way of implementation of assessment tools. The article has assessed numerous studies and has concluded that existing assessment tools are inadequate to assess Malaysian HEIs. Therefore, it was concluded that a new and more comprehensive sustainability management system (SMS) is required to be developed.

Keywords: assessment tools; environmental management systems; EMS; sustainability management system; SMS; stakeholders; higher education institution; HEI; sustainability performance; Malaysia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHES.2017.088008

International Journal of Higher Education and Sustainability, 2017 Vol.1 No.3, pp.206 - 219

Received: 22 Apr 2016
Accepted: 11 Nov 2016

Published online: 10 Nov 2017 *

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