Strengths and the Weaknesses of Environmental Management System

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Environmental Management Systems (EMSs) are strategic management tools that outline the way an organization will address its impacts on the natural environment (Feng et al. 2014, 2901). One business main activities including day-to-day operations, long-term planning as well as other quality management systems have incorporate with environmental management function in an EMS (Australian Government Department of the Environment 2014). Also, EMS has been commonly known as an integration mechanism. The key objective of EMS is to support businesses to realize legal compliance, ecological and financial benefits by reducing waste and achieving efficiency (Ibrahim 2014). Hence, it is significant for business to measure its environmental impacts, establish goals to lessen those impacts and plot strategies to attain those goals in order to develop an EMS (Australian Government Department of the Environment 2014). A set of mechanisms are being presented by EMS to measure, address and enhance environmental management performance (Ibrahim 2014). Two standards on EMS are European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) developed by European Commission 2001 and ISO 14001 developed by International Standards Organization 1996 (Ibrahim 2014). By adopting EMS, the result of a cleaner, safer and…
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