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Title: Development of an EMS planning framework for environmental management practices
Authors: Pun, KF
Hui, IK
Lau, HCW
Law, HW
Lewis, WG
Keywords: Environmental management strategy
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Source: International journal of quality and reliability management, 2002, v. 19 , no. 6, p. 688-709 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of quality and reliability management 
Abstract: The increasing consciousness of sustainable development and reconciling production with ecosystem conservation have fostered the adoption and implementation of environmental management systems (EMS). This paper investigates the critical processes and factors that may affect EMS planning. Empirical findings of a recent study in Hong Kong are presented, and a five-stage EMS planning framework starting from strategy formulation to system implementation and evaluation is proposed. The framework integrates various perspectives of environmental management and strategy formulation. The paper provides organisations with a procedural guide for implementing environmental management practices. Flexible adaptation of the framework can help organisations derive potential benefits from the EMS implementation leading to sustainable competitive advantage. The framework can be modified to cater for varied business nature and operations in industry.
ISSN: 0265-671X
DOI: 10.1108/02656710210429573
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