Quotation Brandtweiner, Roman, Höltl, Andrea. 2005. State of the Art of Environmental Management. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Planning and Development, 1 - 3 October 2005, Bologna, Italy,, Hrsg. Brebbia, C.A., Kungolas, A., Beriatos, E., 413-422. Southhampton, Boston: WITPress.


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Enterprises are confronted more and more with environmental issues of increasing complexity, environmental regulation and public pressure which they have to manage in a new way. An environmental management system is an appropriate instrument which may be certified and accepted internationally and offers answers to the new challenges in a cost efficient manner. Environmental management systems are assigned to the 'third' way of environmental policy instruments. The main feature is the voluntary participation of enterprises to such measures. There are many advantages in participating in an international systematic certified system like EMAS in Europe. Participation is voluntary, but the organisation must meet minimum standards to be EMAS registered. Due to the fact that environmental management systems can make an important contribution to a sustainable economic development as well as to reach the Kyoto targets, the European Union should enforce the promotion of EMAS registration especially concerning small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Contribution to conference proceedings
Language English
Title State of the Art of Environmental Management
Title of whole publication Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Planning and Development, 1 - 3 October 2005, Bologna, Italy,
Editor Brebbia, C.A., Kungolas, A., Beriatos, E.
Page from 413
Page to 422
Location Southhampton, Boston
Publisher WITPress
Year 2005
ISBN 1-84564-025-X

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Brandtweiner, Roman (Details)
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Höltl, Andrea (Donau Universität Krems, Austria)
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Information Systems and Society IN (Details)
Institute for Information Management and Control IN (Details)
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