ISO 14001: The Impact

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Sustainability Whether an organization is domestic or international they have social responsibilities to the communities they operate within and to the shielding of the world. Caterpillar, Inc. is one such company that puts social responsibility at the top of their priorities. They have an abundance of engineers and technologists working on solutions to improve on sustainability. According to the 2012 Sustainability Report (2012), “at Caterpillar, we always ask ourselves, ‘What do our customers need? What does the world need?’ World Resources Institute (WRI) asks those same questions about the communities it serves, and truly delivers some amazing results” (p. 19). Caterpillar’s Chairman and CEO, Doug Oberhelman is a member of the Board of Directors of the WRI. The WRI is an environmental group that uses research to find applied ways to safeguard the earth and improve people’s existence (“Sustainability Report,” 2012). Remanufacturing is one of the processes that Caterpillar utilizes to create sustainability throughout the world. Remanufacturing avoids waste through its salvage of materials and the associated resource savings. Sustainability organizations need to forge sustainability strategies which distribute them with cost-effective benefits and social benefits accomplished through environmental accountability. This paper will review different aspects on environmental and social responsibilities throughout the globe as it pertains. Article: How organisational culture impacts on the implementation of ISO 14001:1996 - a UK multiple-case view Article analysis As organizations are becoming more global and production is taking place all over the world, concerns have been raised on protecting the environment. Environment... ... middle of paper ... ... 2012 Sustainability Report. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.caterpillar.com/cda/files/2674607/7/2012_Caterpillar_Sustainability_Report.pdf Balzarova, M.A., Bamber, C.J., Castka, P., & Sharp, J.M. (2006). How organisational culture impacts on the implementation of ISO 14001:1996 - a UK multiple-case view. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 17(1/2), 89-103. doi: 10.1108/17410380610639524 Bayramogula, D.K., de Vries, H.J., & Ton van der, W. (2012). Business and environmental impact of ISO 14001. The International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, 29(4), 425-435. doi: 10.1108/02656711211224866 Fotopoulos, C.V., Kafetzopoulos, D.P., & Psomas, E.L. (2011). Motives, difficulties and benefits in implementing the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. Management of Environmental Quality, 22(4), 502-521. doi: 10.1108/14777831111136090
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