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Title: Does the selection of ISO 14001 registrars matter? Registrar reputation and environmental policy statements in China
Authors: Fryxell, GE
Chung, SS
Lo, CWH 
Keywords: China
Environmental auditing
ISO 14000
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Academic Press
Source: Journal of environmental management, 2004, v. 71, no. 1, p. 45-57 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of environmental management 
Abstract: This study investigates the relationship between characteristics of environmental policy statements and the reputations of ISO 14001 registrars who had performed certification audits of firms operating in mainland China. Three characteristics of environmental policy statements were examined: (1) The conformance of the policy to strict interpretations of the international standard; (2) The policy statement's adherence to the good practice guidelines specified in ISO 14004; and, (3) Self-reported evaluations of the policy statement's effectiveness as implemented. Data from 106 facilities in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou reveal that registrar quality has a relatively weak, positive relationship with conformance to both ISO 14001 standards and to ISO 14004 guidelines, but no relationship was observed with the self-reported data. Additional findings are that the use of foreign registrars is significantly associated with the adoption of ISO 14004 guidelines and that conformance with ISO 14001 standards is somewhat higher for international joint ventures and foreign-owned firms than for state-owned enterprises.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/21433
ISSN: 0301-4797
EISSN: 1095-8630
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2004.01.005
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