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Inter-organizational use of EMS in the supply chain management: some experiences from Poland and Sweden

Nawrocka, Dagmara LU (2008) In Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management 15(5). p.260-269
Abstract
The paper investigates the possibility of using environmental management systems (EMSs) as a tool for the environmental management of supply chains. Based on interviews with environmental managers of selected companies, the paper highlights the importance of taking a long-term perspective in terms of both the cooperation with suppliers and developing the supply chain perspective for EMSs. The role of cultural influence from foreign partner companies in building the proactive environmental focus and stimulating the spread of EMSs is underlined here. In addition, the paper looks at the development, use and control of supply chain environmental requirements and their possible integration into the buyer's and supplier's EMSs. Finally,... (More)
The paper investigates the possibility of using environmental management systems (EMSs) as a tool for the environmental management of supply chains. Based on interviews with environmental managers of selected companies, the paper highlights the importance of taking a long-term perspective in terms of both the cooperation with suppliers and developing the supply chain perspective for EMSs. The role of cultural influence from foreign partner companies in building the proactive environmental focus and stimulating the spread of EMSs is underlined here. In addition, the paper looks at the development, use and control of supply chain environmental requirements and their possible integration into the buyer's and supplier's EMSs. Finally, important shortcomings of EMSs, such as the lack of enforcement forbearance and the credibility of ISO 14001 certification, are discussed. (Less)
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keywords
supplier, inter-organizational EMS, environmental requirements, environmental supply chain management, ISO 14001, EMS
in
Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management
volume
15
issue
5
pages
260 - 269
publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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  • wos:000207980500002
  • scopus:55249118627
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1535-3966
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10.1002/csr.150
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English
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  author       = {Nawrocka, Dagmara},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {260--269},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons},
  series       = {Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management},
  title        = {Inter-organizational use of EMS in the supply chain management: some experiences from Poland and Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/csr.150},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2008},
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