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

  • Dagmara Nawrocka
Publiceringsår: 2008
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 260-269
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management
Volym: 15
Nummer: 5
Dokumenttyp: Artikel i tidskrift
Förlag: John Wiley & Sons


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.


  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • supplier
  • inter-organizational EMS
  • environmental requirements
  • environmental supply chain management
  • ISO 14001
  • EMS


  • ISSN: 1535-3966

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