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Publication date: 28 September 2010

Charbel José Chiappetta Jabbour, Adriano Alves Teixeira, Jorge Henrique Caldeira de Oliveira and Davi Fouad Soubihia

The aim of this work is to address the issue of environmental training in organizations, presenting a theoretical review on the subject and proposing a model that…

Abstract

Purpose

The aim of this work is to address the issue of environmental training in organizations, presenting a theoretical review on the subject and proposing a model that highlights the importance of this type of training for organizations.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper presents a thorough, updated literature review, discusses typology and the best practices of environmental training, and presents a framework integrating environmental training and organizational results.

Findings

A careful consideration allows identifying a significant theoretical gap related to the lack of theoretical references, best practices, and an alignment between environmental training and organizational results. To overcome this gap, a model was proposed that helps to manage the environmental training process in organizations.

Research limitations/implications

The paper needs to be complemented with empirical research on the topic.

Originality/value

Environmental training is considered to be an essential element for organizations seeking to mitigate their environmental impacts. ISO 14001 states that environmental management is a duty of certified organizations. However, there have been few published articles that suggest models and insights to improve the environmental training in organizations.

Details

Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, vol. 21 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7835

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Publication date: 12 January 2015

Charbel Jose Chiappetta Jabbour, Thiago Pignatti de Freitas, Davi Fouad Soubihia, Angappa Gunasekaran and Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour

There are many arguments in the literature on environmental management stating that companies that have a significant environmental performance tend to be more…

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Purpose

There are many arguments in the literature on environmental management stating that companies that have a significant environmental performance tend to be more competitive, because environmental management tends to generate positive effects on their operational performance. Despite the fact that such arguments are widely accepted, there is little empirical evidence yet of such a relationship in manufacturing contexts that are rarely studied thus far, such as those of developing countries. The paper aims to discuss these issues.

Design/methodology/approach

With the objective of testing the positive relationship between environmental performance and operational performance, this research presents the data of a survey conducted with 75 ISO 9001-certified Brazilian companies. Such data were analyzed by means of structural equation modeling.

Findings

The paper discovered that, indeed, environmental management relates in a positive, significant manner and large effect to the operational performance of companies.

Originality/value

This is the first exploratory research relating environmental management and operational performance in Brazilian companies with ISO 9001.

Details

The TQM Journal, vol. 27 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1754-2731

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Publication date: 28 September 2010

Tarja Ketola and Emmanuel Ndzibah

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Details

Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, vol. 21 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7835

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