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Environmental supply chain management, ISO 14001 and RoHS. How are small companies in the electronics sector managing?

Nawrocka, Dagmara LU (2008) In Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management 15(6). p.349-360
Abstract
This study explores the use of environmental management systems for initiating and controlling environmental improvements in the context of supply chain cooperation. It examines how environmental requirements are reaching smaller companies in the electronics supply chain, especially in the light of recent legal changes such as enforcement of the RoHS Directive. It is based on qualitative interviews with environmental and purchasing managers of 21 small and medium-sized companies. The results point out a lack of significant drivers for these companies to implement proactive measures when dealing with environmental issues, owing to limited customer pressure. RoHS and legal compliance are the only environmental customer criteria to be met,... (More)
This study explores the use of environmental management systems for initiating and controlling environmental improvements in the context of supply chain cooperation. It examines how environmental requirements are reaching smaller companies in the electronics supply chain, especially in the light of recent legal changes such as enforcement of the RoHS Directive. It is based on qualitative interviews with environmental and purchasing managers of 21 small and medium-sized companies. The results point out a lack of significant drivers for these companies to implement proactive measures when dealing with environmental issues, owing to limited customer pressure. RoHS and legal compliance are the only environmental customer criteria to be met, while ISO 14001 works as an optional supplier selection criterion. In consequence, companies are not focusing on environmental work within their supply chains, and the potential of influencing the environmental profile of suppliers by shaping their ISO 14001 is not used. (Less)
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environmental supply chain management, green supply chain management, EMS, environmental management, electronics, environmental requirements, RoHS Directive, ISO 14001
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Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management
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15
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6
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349 - 360
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John Wiley & Sons
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1535-3966
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English
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  language     = {eng},
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  pages        = {349--360},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons},
  series       = {Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management},
  title        = {Environmental supply chain management, ISO 14001 and RoHS. How are small companies in the electronics sector managing?},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2008},
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