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Law, economics and the environment A comparative study of environmental management systems

Law, economics and the environment A comparative study of environmental management systems Environmental management systems (EMS) first appeared in North America in the 1970s and are now widely used by commercial companies and other organisations in all parts of the developed world. Although various systems exist, the most important are ISO 14001 and the European Union's EMAS. This paper examines these systems, outlines their respective strengths and weaknesses, and discusses their varying popularity in different countries. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Managerial Auditing Journal Emerald Publishing

Law, economics and the environment A comparative study of environmental management systems

Managerial Auditing Journal , Volume 19 (6): 14 – Aug 1, 2004

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
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0268-6902
DOI
10.1108/02686900410543877
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Abstract

Environmental management systems (EMS) first appeared in North America in the 1970s and are now widely used by commercial companies and other organisations in all parts of the developed world. Although various systems exist, the most important are ISO 14001 and the European Union's EMAS. This paper examines these systems, outlines their respective strengths and weaknesses, and discusses their varying popularity in different countries.

Journal

Managerial Auditing JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 2004

Keywords: Environmental management; ISO 9000 series; Environmental regulations; Laws and legislation

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