ISO 14001 environmental management system performance: an evaluation of ten organisations in Canterbury, New Zealand
Alexander, J.; Donaldson, D.; Mackle, K.; Marinov, M. G.; McKenna, M.; Lu, X. F.; Hughey, Kenneth F. D.
The aim of our research was to undertake a qualitative evaluation of the performance of ISO 14001 in ten Canterbury based organisations. An evaluation framework was developed consisting of twenty-two questions based on the ISO 14001 auditable elements. This framework formed the basis for qualitative interviews with representatives from each organisation. Our research indicates that ISO 14001 is an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) that led to improvements in environmental performance, however not without some limitations.
KeywordsCanterbury; ISO 14001; qualitative research; organisational performance; environmental performance; economic performance; audit procedures; Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
Fields of Research0502 Environmental Science and Management
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