Environmental Certification for Organisations and Products
Management Approaches and Operational Tools
Routledge – 2015 – 216 pages
Environmental certification is an effective tool to manage the environmental impact made by companies, to leverage their competitive capabilities and to ensure their compliance with environmental principles in the case of production processes located in developing countries. As a result, environmental certification is becoming increasingly adopted by companies globally and the growth of new environmental standards – with different scopes, aims and roles – calls for a clear and updated systematization of the issue. This book provides an up-to-date overview of the different environmental certification tools and their respective roles and added value in a corporate management perspective.
New certifiable standards for processes and products have been continuously developed, updated and renewed. This book provides a comprehensive and operational overview of the different types of environmental certification as well as an examination of the practical methods and tools to implement the standards for each certification. In identifying the most important requirements and standards for the issuing of environmental certification of both products and processes, the book demonstrates how companies can obtain operational methods to develop an environmental management system or a product certification in practice.
Balancing a complete theoretical presentation of the issue with an operational perspective, the book supports the adoption and implementation of environmental certification tools and should be an invaluable resource for professionals as well as students and scholars of environmental management, sustainable business and corporate social responsibility.
Part I Perspectives on environmental management 1. Historical overview on Environmental Management 2. Theoretical perspectives on environmental management: from institutional theory to resource based view theory 3. Environmental management and business competitiveness : does it pay to be green? 4. Environmental Corporate behaviours: from a strategic approach to operational tools Part II. Overview of environmental certifications 1. Introduction to the product and process environmental certifications 2. Products environmental certifications 3. The environmental certification of organizations and their processes 4. Other types of environmental certifications 5. The effectiveness of certified Environmental Management Systems (EMSs) in the improving of environmental performance 6. Costs, benefits and drivers of environmental certifications Part III. The environmental certification of organisations: the standard ISO14001 and the EMAS Regulation. 1. The key studies in the academic literature on EMAS and ISO14001 2. The Environmental review 3. Environmental policy and programme 4. The Environmental Management System 5. The environmental audit 5. The additional requirements of EMAS Regulation 6. The Environmental Statements 7. The Organisation Environmental Footprint (OEF) 8. Synergies and integration opportunities between Environmental Management System and Safety and Energy Management Systems according to the standards OHSAS18001 and ISO50001 Part IV The environmental certification of products. 1. The literature framework in the field of environmental certification of products 2. Environmental labels and trademarks 3. Life Cycle Assessment and the standard 14040 4. The European Ecolabel 5. The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) 6. The product environmental footprint (PEF) and the product carbon footprint 7. The energy labels and other national labels Part V The application of an Environmental Management System at territorial level 1. The literature framework in the field of Environmental Management System at territorial level 2. The application of an Environmental Management System in industrial clusters and Eco-industrial Parks 3. The Regional Environmental Management Systems (REMs) 4. The environmental certification in public administrations
Tiberio Daddi is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Management at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy.
Fabio Iraldo isAssociate Professor at the Institute of Management at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and Research Director at Bocconi University, Italy.
Francesco Testa is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Management at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy.