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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/53/S21.041

ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT WITHIN AN INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - MANAGERS’ AND EMPLOYEES’ PERSPECTIVE

A. Ryszko
Wednesday 13 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-10-2 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 53, 325-336 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/53/S21.041

ABSTRACT

In the efforts to improve products and processes, it is getting more and more important to implement integrated management systems in companies to enable comprehensive and synergistic solutions to problems arising in different areas of the business activity. Environmental management is usually the key component of an integrated management system, in particular in relation to improving environmental performance of products and processes. An inherent element of the integrated management system concept is the extent of managers’ and employees’ participation in its implementation and improvement. Therefore, it is essential to investigate the issues related to integrated management systems adopting the standpoint of the two groups. This paper presents theoretical considerations and results of empirical research aiming to analyse the specificity, benefits, problems and factors affecting the functioning of the environmental management system within an integrated management system. The issues under consideration are discussed from the perspective of both the company managers and employees.

Keywords: environmental performance, environmental management system, integrated management system