Assessment of Environmental Management System implementation in Ethiopian Liquor industry.

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Addis Ababa University


Industrial activities in business pose serious and tangible threats to both the wellbeing of society and the environment. Negative consequences of activities on environment and society, referred to as negative externalities, can increase in both magnitude and frequency in the face of a growing global economy. The risk of increased negative externalities warrants the need to adequately manage organizational activities top reserve both environmental and social capital. This research aimed to find out the critical success factors for ISO 14001 EMS implementation among liquor companies in Ethiopia from the Resource based view. A crosssectional approach using survey was conducted. A research model been proposed which comprises of ISO 14001 EMS implementation as the criterion variable while physical capital resources (i.e. environmental performance tracking and organizational infrastructures), human capital resources (i.e. top management commitment and support, training and education, employee empowerment and teamwork) and organizational capital resources (i.e. recognition and reward, organizational culture and organizational communication) as the explanatory variables. The research findings show that only environmental performance tracking, top management commitment and support and organizational culture are found to be positively and significantly associated with ISO 14001 EMS implementation.



Critical Success Factor, EMS