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Article: Beyond systems: A vision for corporate environmental management for the future

TitleBeyond systems: A vision for corporate environmental management for the future
Authors
KeywordsCorporate social responsibility
Environmental management systems
Extended producer responsibility
Fair trade
Globalisation
Product stewardship
Supply chain management
Issue Date2003
PublisherInderscience Publishers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.inderscience.com/ijesd
Citation
International Journal Of Environment And Sustainable Development, 2003, v. 2 n. 2, p. 162-173 How to Cite?
AbstractThe paper sets out how corporate environmental management techniques have become dominated by environmental management systems and the concept of eco-efficiency and how this leads to some rather restrictive outcomes. In a world of globalisation, with an emphasis on free trade, there are many new environmental challenges that need to be addressed. Not least, it is argued that globalisation leads to an increase in the 'weightlessness' of corporations as companies externalise more of their production activities. Since systems are essentially an internal management tool, this externalisation means that they cannot manage many of the environmental impacts of the modern corporation. In order to survive in the globalised environment and achieve business performance consistent with sustainable development, it is argued that a new emphasis must be placed on environmental supply chain management and extended producer responsibility running in parallel with new initiatives on social responsibility and fairer trading relationships. In effect the paper calls for a switch in emphasis away from systems and towards product stewardship along the whole supply chain. This should form the basis of a new competitive advantage through a new emphasis on differentiation of products and company image.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89832
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.142
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dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Environment And Sustainable Development, 2003, v. 2 n. 2, p. 162-173en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe paper sets out how corporate environmental management techniques have become dominated by environmental management systems and the concept of eco-efficiency and how this leads to some rather restrictive outcomes. In a world of globalisation, with an emphasis on free trade, there are many new environmental challenges that need to be addressed. Not least, it is argued that globalisation leads to an increase in the 'weightlessness' of corporations as companies externalise more of their production activities. Since systems are essentially an internal management tool, this externalisation means that they cannot manage many of the environmental impacts of the modern corporation. In order to survive in the globalised environment and achieve business performance consistent with sustainable development, it is argued that a new emphasis must be placed on environmental supply chain management and extended producer responsibility running in parallel with new initiatives on social responsibility and fairer trading relationships. In effect the paper calls for a switch in emphasis away from systems and towards product stewardship along the whole supply chain. This should form the basis of a new competitive advantage through a new emphasis on differentiation of products and company image.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherInderscience Publishers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.inderscience.com/ijesden_HK
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dc.subjectCorporate social responsibilityen_HK
dc.subjectEnvironmental management systemsen_HK
dc.subjectExtended producer responsibilityen_HK
dc.subjectFair tradeen_HK
dc.subjectGlobalisationen_HK
dc.subjectProduct stewardshipen_HK
dc.subjectSupply chain managementen_HK
dc.titleBeyond systems: A vision for corporate environmental management for the futureen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWelford, R: rwelford@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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