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Environmental Certification for Organisations and Products : Management approaches and operational tools.

By: Daddi, Tiberio.
Contributor(s): Iraldo, Fabio | Testa, Francesco.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Research in Sustainability and Business: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (232 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317665687.Subject(s): Environmental management -- Developing countries | Industrial management -- Environmental aspects -- Developing countries | ISO 14001 StandardGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Environmental Certification for Organisations and Products : Management approaches and operational toolsDDC classification: 658.4083 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of Tables and Figures -- 1 Perspectives on environmental management -- Historical overview of environmental management and further needs -- Theoretical perspectives on environmental management: from institutional theory to resource-based view theory -- Environmental management and business competitiveness: does it pay to be green? -- Environmental corporate behaviour: from a strategic approach to operational tools -- 2 Overview of environmental certifications -- Introduction to the environmental certifications of product and process -- Product environmental certifications -- The environmental certification of organisations and their processes -- Other types of environmental certifications -- Costs and benefits of environmental certification -- The effectiveness of certified environmental management systems in the improving of environmental performance -- 3 The environmental certification of organisations: the standard ISO 14001 and the EMAS Regulation -- The drivers of EMAS and ISO 14001 adoption -- The environmental review -- Environmental policy and programme -- The environmental management system -- The environmental audit -- Distinguishing features of the EMAS path with regard to organisation requirements -- The environmental statement -- 4 The environmental certification of products -- The literature framework in the field of environmental certification of products -- Environmental labels and trademarks -- Life Cycle Assessment and the 14040 standard -- The European Ecolabel -- The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) -- The product environmental footprint (PEF) and the product carbon footprint -- The energy labels.
5 The application of an environmental management system at territorial level -- The literature framework in the field of environmental management systems at territorial level -- The application of an environmental management system in industrial clusters -- Certification of local authorities: the specific features of applying management systems in public administration -- Index.
Summary: Environmental certification is an effective tool for managing the environmental impact of companies, leveraging their competitive capabilities and ensuring their compliance with environmental principles. A growing number of countries across the world are adopting this practice 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 a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the different environmental certification tools. As well as examining practical methods of implementing the standards for each type of certification, the book discusses their added value from a corporate management perspective. 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 use 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. It will be a valuable resource for professionals as well as students and scholars of environmental management, sustainable business and corporate social responsibility.
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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of Tables and Figures -- 1 Perspectives on environmental management -- Historical overview of environmental management and further needs -- Theoretical perspectives on environmental management: from institutional theory to resource-based view theory -- Environmental management and business competitiveness: does it pay to be green? -- Environmental corporate behaviour: from a strategic approach to operational tools -- 2 Overview of environmental certifications -- Introduction to the environmental certifications of product and process -- Product environmental certifications -- The environmental certification of organisations and their processes -- Other types of environmental certifications -- Costs and benefits of environmental certification -- The effectiveness of certified environmental management systems in the improving of environmental performance -- 3 The environmental certification of organisations: the standard ISO 14001 and the EMAS Regulation -- The drivers of EMAS and ISO 14001 adoption -- The environmental review -- Environmental policy and programme -- The environmental management system -- The environmental audit -- Distinguishing features of the EMAS path with regard to organisation requirements -- The environmental statement -- 4 The environmental certification of products -- The literature framework in the field of environmental certification of products -- Environmental labels and trademarks -- Life Cycle Assessment and the 14040 standard -- The European Ecolabel -- The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) -- The product environmental footprint (PEF) and the product carbon footprint -- The energy labels.

5 The application of an environmental management system at territorial level -- The literature framework in the field of environmental management systems at territorial level -- The application of an environmental management system in industrial clusters -- Certification of local authorities: the specific features of applying management systems in public administration -- Index.

Environmental certification is an effective tool for managing the environmental impact of companies, leveraging their competitive capabilities and ensuring their compliance with environmental principles. A growing number of countries across the world are adopting this practice 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 a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the different environmental certification tools. As well as examining practical methods of implementing the standards for each type of certification, the book discusses their added value from a corporate management perspective. 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 use 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. It will be a valuable resource for professionals as well as students and scholars of environmental management, sustainable business and corporate social responsibility.

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<p>Tiberio Daddi is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Management at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy.</p> <p>Fabio Iraldo is Associate Professor at the Institute of Management at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies and Research Director at Bocconi University, Italy.</p> <p>Francesco Testa is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Management at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy.</p>

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