Effect of Management Systems ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 on Enterprises’ Awareness of Sustainability Priorities


Ekonomika a management

Effect of Management Systems ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 on Enterprises’ Awareness of Sustainability Priorities

Reinforcement of sustainable (long term focused) behavior of enterprises is often connected with investment into and implementation of management standards leading to improvement of organization performance. Implementation of ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 management systems brings about questions that need to be answered in order to tune up enterprise performance concerning quality and environmental activities possibly measured by indicator parameters. Increasing of management awareness of specific questions of sustainability will necessarily bring apparent positive results that authors describe in work parallel to this paper.
Jméno a příjmení autora:

Adam Pawliczek Adam, Radomír Piszczur

Rok:
2013
Ročník:
16
Číslo:
2
Strany:
66 - 79
Klíčová slova:
management systems, ISO 9000, ISO 14000, sustainability priorities, questionnaire research, Czech and Slovak enterprises
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Anotace:
Presented paper discusses influence of implemented quality and environmental management systems ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 on enterprise sustainability (CSR) priorities. The paper brings original…více

Presented paper discusses influence of implemented quality and environmental management systems ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 on enterprise sustainability (CSR) priorities. The paper brings original results and comments on realized and processed questionnaire research concerning approx. 700 companies operating through the Czech and Slovak Republic, called “Adaptability of entrepreneurship”, financed by Silesian University in Opava. The paper evaluates difference in enterprise top management sustainability priorities awareness as an effect of implementation of ISO QMSs. The performance of four groups of companies (non ISO implemented, ISO 9000 implemented, ISO 14000 implemented and both ISO 9000 and 14000 implemented) is compared. There were selected seven criteria for evaluation, which can be marked as enterprise sustainability priorities plus three criteria to categorize enterprises. Four hypotheses were tested. The results
show visible improvement in awareness of selected priorities at companies with implemented ISO QMS. Problematic and results are discussed and compared with professional literature.
Sekce:
Ekonomika a management

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