Creating synergies between SMEs and universities for ISO 14001 certification

Fawzi Halila, Joakim Tell
  • Journal of Cleaner Production, June 2013, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.11.014

Synergies between SMEs and universities for ISO 14001 certification

What is it about?

Despite the importance of working with environmental issues, many SMEs have little knowledge of, or even interest in, these issues. When they engage with such issues, they generally have difficulty fully integrating them into their business activities.

Why is it important?

This case study takes an action research approach in describing how nine SMEs co-operated with a university team in a learning network to implement an Environmental Management System (EMS) with the aim of achieving ISO 14001 certification.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.11.014

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