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Organizational eco efficiency through environmental management system innovation


Wan Musa, Wan Khamaruddin and Mohd Shariff, Sariwati and Ahmad, Ismail (2011) Organizational eco efficiency through environmental management system innovation. In: National Conference on the Tenth Malaysia Plan: Transformation Towards a High Income Advanced Economy, 18th July 2011, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper is a literary review that explores on the possible significance of organizational eco‐efficiency through the establishment of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) in compliance with the ISO14000 and IS017025 environmental management system standards. Organizations that are successfully certified with IS014001: 2004 standard are expected to demonstrate continual improvements in their environmental performances and controls on its significant environmental impacts of its activities, products and services, and achievement of their set environmental objectives and targets. Therefore, environmental programs and innovations are needed for not only for eco-efficiency and environmental performances, but to meet with the global and market pressures towards sustainable green technology and businesses. This paper also attempts to discuss employees’ involvements in EMS innovations and its integration in the production systems towards eco‐efficient production processes and producing substituted environmentally-friendly products, minimization of wastes and reducing environmental impacts such as pollution to the earth. Factors such as related government regulations and other requirements, and organizational compliances are also discussed to assess its implications on the EMS and the organizational performances towards green technology.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organized by International Journal of Management Studies (IJMS), Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia Institute of Economic Research (MIER) and UUM Press
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organizational eco efficiency; environmental management system; environmental innovation;environmental performance; green technology.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2011 08:22
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 02:45
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/4495

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