Despite the importance that environmental management systems have in the environmental policy agenda, the debate on their effectiveness to improve environmental performance (e.g. the reduction of polluting emissions) is still open among researchers and practitioners. Furthermore, no previous quantitative works have addressed the comparative study of the effectiveness of the two main reference standards that set requirements for an environmental management system: the international standard ISO 14001 and the European EMAS scheme. In order to fill this gap, this research paper investigates the impacts of EMAS and ISO 14001 on the reduction of carbonic anhydride emissions on 229 energy intensive plants in Italy. By applying a rigorous statistical method, the results suggest that the implementation of an environmental management system in energy intensive industries has a clear influence on environmental performance both in the short and in the long term, but a different effect of ISO 14001 and EMAS on environmental performance occurs. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Testa, F., Rizzi, F., Daddi, T., Gusmerotti, N., Frey, M., Iraldo, F. (2014). EMAS and ISO 14001: The differences in effectively improving environmental performance. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 68, 165-173 [10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.12.061].

EMAS and ISO 14001: The differences in effectively improving environmental performance

Gusmerotti N.;Frey M.;
2014-01-01

Abstract

Despite the importance that environmental management systems have in the environmental policy agenda, the debate on their effectiveness to improve environmental performance (e.g. the reduction of polluting emissions) is still open among researchers and practitioners. Furthermore, no previous quantitative works have addressed the comparative study of the effectiveness of the two main reference standards that set requirements for an environmental management system: the international standard ISO 14001 and the European EMAS scheme. In order to fill this gap, this research paper investigates the impacts of EMAS and ISO 14001 on the reduction of carbonic anhydride emissions on 229 energy intensive plants in Italy. By applying a rigorous statistical method, the results suggest that the implementation of an environmental management system in energy intensive industries has a clear influence on environmental performance both in the short and in the long term, but a different effect of ISO 14001 and EMAS on environmental performance occurs. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
2014
Pubblicato
Rilevanza internazionale
Articolo
Esperti anonimi
Settore SECS-P/08 - ECONOMIA E GESTIONE DELLE IMPRESE
English
EMAS
ISO 14001
Environmental performance
CO2 emissions
Testa, F., Rizzi, F., Daddi, T., Gusmerotti, N., Frey, M., Iraldo, F. (2014). EMAS and ISO 14001: The differences in effectively improving environmental performance. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 68, 165-173 [10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.12.061].
Testa, F; Rizzi, F; Daddi, T; Gusmerotti, N; Frey, M; Iraldo, F
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