Mapping Environmental Management Systems Initiatives in Swedish Local authorities - a national survey
2002 (English)In: Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Vol. 9, no 2, 107-115 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Nearly half of all Swedish local authorities use environmental management systems (EMSs) in their environmental work. This was shown in the postal survey that is the basis for this paper. The survey was conducted in September 2000 among all 289 local authorities in Sweden, generating an 81% return rate. It was performed in order to gain an understanding of how common it is to implement EMSs in local authorities, how far in the EMS process they have come and what organizations are objects of EMS implementation. It proved to be primarily the technical organizations that have adopted this kind of work and it is most common that these kinds of organization use a third party validation. ISO 14001 is the most frequently used standard but, in general, standards are used only as guidelines when designing EMSs, which means that certification/registration is not an overall objective among Swedish local authorities.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 9, no 2, 107-115 p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13594DOI: 10.1002/csr.17OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13594DiVA: diva2:21003