Crucial factors for improving the ISO 14001 environmental management system

Joanna Ejdys , Alina Matuszak-Flejszman , Michał Szymanski , Leonas Ustinovichius , Galina Shevchenko , Agata Lulewicz-Sas


The practice of using environmental management systems (EMS) ISO 14001 at the organisational level indicates that the efficacy of such solutions depends on many factors, both endogenous and exogenous in nature. This article aims to identify the fac- tors that determine the opportunities for the improvement of EMS in organisations, the analysis of the relationship between the factors and the classification of the factors due to their role in the system improvement. The structural analysis was used to classify and identify the key factors and then to categorize these factors into five groups. Finally, the role of these key factors in improving environmental management systems was exam- ined. Based on the findings, guidelines can be offered to both scholars and practitioners regarding the factors crucial for the improvement of the EMS. Aiming to add value to the existing literature, the structural analysis was adapted to classification and identification of the key factors. From the point of view of practitioners, it seems to be very profitable to concentrate on the crucial factors during the process of EMS improvement.
Author Joanna Ejdys - Politechnika Białostocka
Joanna Ejdys,,
, Alina Matuszak-Flejszman (WT / KEJ)
Alina Matuszak-Flejszman,,
- Department of Standardized Management Systems
, Michał Szymanski - Gdańsk University of Technology (PG), MNiSW [80]
Michał Szymanski,,
, Leonas Ustinovichius - Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Leonas Ustinovichius,,
, Galina Shevchenko - Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Galina Shevchenko,,
, Agata Lulewicz-Sas - Bialystok University of Technology (PB), MNiSW [80]
Agata Lulewicz-Sas,,
Journal seriesJournal of Business Economics and Management, ISSN 1611-1699, (A 30 pkt)
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets1.05
Keywords in EnglishISO 14001, continual, improvement, structural analysis, crucial factors, environmental management systems
ASJC Classification1401 Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous); 2002 Economics and Econometrics
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)30
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 17-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 30.0, 17-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 6; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.68; WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 0.968 (2) - 2016=1.045 (5)
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