A myriad of certified management standards have recently emerged to guide business practices in regards to environmental management. The ISO 14001 standard, the European Eco-Audit Management Scheme (EMAS) and the Chemical Industry's Responsible Care are some of the most widely used standards within the business world. Understanding how these voluntary programs are adopted and what circumstances enhance or hamper their diffusion is still under-researched. Other under-investigated factors are the circumstances under which companies adopting Corporate Environmental Policies (CEPS)---the only public disclosure document required by ISO 14001---will actually implement them or otherwise use CEPS are a 'greenwashing' tool.In addition, their North American branch, Toyota North America provides an ISO 14001 Guidance Manual to the suppliers who are pursuing by choice or by requirement to obtain ISO 14001 certification of their EMSs (Toyota 2005). Nissan hasanbsp;...
|Title||:||Essays on the Adoption of Environmental Management Practices|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2006|