Openly accessible

Environmental management system and electronic communication : Is it the need of the hour?

Zutshi, Ambika and Creed, Andrew 2007, Environmental management system and electronic communication : Is it the need of the hour?, in EMS 2007 : Practical approaches : exploring the future of EMS in Australia Proceedings of the 1st National EMS Forum Toowoomba, Queensland, Regional Institute Ltd, Gosford, N.S.W., pp. 1-6.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
creed-environmentalmanagementsystem-2007.pdf Published version application/pdf 30.68KB 295

Title Environmental management system and electronic communication : Is it the need of the hour?
Author(s) Zutshi, Ambika
Creed, Andrew
Conference name National EMS Forum (1st : 2007 : Toowoomba, Queensland)
Conference location Toowoomba, Queensland
Conference dates 14-17 May 2007
Title of proceedings EMS 2007 : Practical approaches : exploring the future of EMS in Australia Proceedings of the 1st National EMS Forum Toowoomba, Queensland
Editor(s) Carruthers, Genevieve
Johnson, Roger
Publication date 2007
Conference series EMS Forum
Start page 1
End page 6
Publisher Regional Institute Ltd
Place of publication Gosford, N.S.W.
Keyword(s) employees
digital
information
stakeholders
compliance
ISO 14001
change
Summary Implementation and certification of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) is a reality for many businesses. Communication with an organisation’s stakeholders is a required element of any EMS. In the last five years companies have steadily moved towards integrating their different management systems, such as quality, environmental, and occupational health and safety, in an attempt to reduce their costs and increase efficiency. Legislation requires extensive reporting in each of these areas, so compliance is another important driver. During this period, communication by digital technology, or electronic communication, has gained prominence and acceptance amongst all groups of people including businesses primarily as a means to disseminate crucial EMS information to geographically diverse employees in a cost effective and instantaneous manner. Some perspectives have emerged to suggest that change processes in organisations may be hindered or helped in various ways through the application of digital technology in EMS. There are, however, gaps in the literature that document the impact and effectiveness of electronic communication amongst EMS stakeholders. In this paper we will discuss employees as one of the major stakeholders and whether the move to electronic communication has been assisting or hindering transformations in awareness and understanding of issues amongst employees. We highlight opportunities and challenges presented by an increased use of electronic communication in light of the environmental and climate change debates, which underpin EMS.
Notes Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.
ISBN 1920842330
9781920842338
Language eng
Field of Research 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2007, ESMA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30015916

Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 488 Abstract Views, 295 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Wed, 12 Nov 2008, 13:09:55 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.