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Environmental management systems at North American universities: What drives good performance?

Irene Herremans (Faculty of Management, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
David E. Allwright (Faculty of Management, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

ISSN: 1467-6370

Article publication date: 1 August 2000

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine what initiatives have been undertaken by universities across North America in implementing environmental management systems (EMS). Many universities have discovered that their activities can have significant impacts on the environment. As a result, some institutions have implemented systems to help them organize activities in order to recognize and reduce adverse environmental effects. This paper contributes to our understanding of these systems. A framework is developed that identifies important characteristics of effective EMS currently in use at some North American universities. The framework also provides guidance for those universities that have not yet developed effective EMS.

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Herremans, I. and Allwright, D.E. (2000), "Environmental management systems at North American universities: What drives good performance?", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 168-181. https://doi.org/10.1108/1467630010371902

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