An Investigation of the Value Proposition for Environmental Management Systems Implementation in Facility Management Operations in Singapore
1 January 2014
This research seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard (EMS) and its impact on facility management processes in Singapore. . A questionnaire was used to survey both ISO 140001certified and non-certified organizations. The questionnaire included six different themes: facility background, incentives for certification, implementation of ISO14001 EMS, effectiveness of ISO14001 EMS, linkage to facility’s overall management system and cost and benefits of certification. The survey results indicated that the main incentives for the EMS certification are improving the image of the company, ensuring regulatory compliance and improving environmental performance. The main stakeholders, who were involved in the ISO14001 design and implementation phase, were the facility and environmental managers. While the costs of ISO 14001 implementation vary depending on each organisation’s individual circumstances, the questionnaire suggests that the overall benefits outweigh the cost of EMS design and implementation. The effectiveness of ISO14001 certification had clearly indicated that the environmental performance had impacted their business performance. In addition, the majority of the respondents also indicated that managers have increased their commitment to environmental stewardship.
An Investigation of the Value Proposition for Environmental Management Systems Implementation in Facility Management Operations in Singapore. International Journal Of Facility Management, 5 (2).
Marjanovic- Halburd, L., Mclennan, P., Hamid, A.J.B.S. (2014)