Organizational and Environmental Responsibility
In this essay we will look first and then identify the drivers of organizational and environmental responsibility. Additionally, describing the effect of these drivers on sustainable practices with regards to the environment. An Environmental Management System or EMS will be defined for the purposes of environmental sustainability and environmental responsibility. Lastly, the correlation of an EMS combined with ISO 14001 and how these two work together.
The first driver of organizational and environmental responsibility is government legislation or the threat of government legislation. Most organizations strive to comply with government laws and avoid violations of the law. This is the main reason why organizational and environmental responsibility has increased during recent times. The second driver of organizational and environmental responsibility is that being environmentally responsible improves the standing of the organization with the government. The government feels comfortable in dealing with companies that are environmentally responsible. Further, there are political pressures being applied on companies to be environmentally responsible. Political parties may ask organizations to increase its environment responsiveness. The third driver is the availability of licenses to organizations that are environmentally responsible. So, to obtain the required licenses, the companies become environmentally responsible. The fourth driver of environmentally responsible behavior is the company image. If a company wants a positive image it must be environmentally responsible. The fifth drive is to gain competitive advantage. A strong method of differentiation is to be environmentally responsible. Customers favor companies that are environmentally responsible. The sixth driver is pressure from business partners. There are several companies that check their supply chains to ensure that the...
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