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dc.contributor.authorBailey, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorBooth, Colin A
dc.contributor.authorHorry, Rosemary
dc.contributor.authorVidalakis, Christos
dc.contributor.authorMahamadu, Abdul-Majeed
dc.contributor.authorAwuah, Kwasi Gyau Baffour
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-14T15:50:47Z
dc.date.available2021-05-14T15:50:47Z
dc.date.issued2021-02-16
dc.identifier.citationBailey, M., Booth, C.A., Horry, R., Vidalakis, C., Mahamadu, A.M. and Awuah, K.G.B., (2020). 'Opinions of small and medium UK construction companies on environmental management systems'. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Management, Procurement and Law, pp. 1 12.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1751-4304
dc.identifier.doi10.1680/jmapl.19.00033
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625765
dc.description.abstractPressure to reduce the environmental impact of construction activities has increased, such that a paradigm shift is required. This paper presents stakeholder opinions of environmental management systems as a means for the construction industry to respond to these issues. Using a previous approach, the views of small and medium construction companies were sought, using questionnaires to ask respondents to reveal their perceived benefits of and barriers to implementing the ISO 14000 suite of environmental management standards in the UK. Detailed statistical analysis showed that environmental management systems can sometimes produce quantifiable benefits to organisations in terms of cost reduction. However, from a contractor’s view, the greatest benefit was a reduction in environmental impact outweighing financial benefits. Findings also demonstrated numerous barriers to an organisation exist, both internal and external, regarding adoption and use of environmental management systems. The most critical barrier was that cost savings do not always balance with the expense of implementation. Furthermore, waste minimisation at the design stage is viewed as most important. In general, the opinions gauged in this study indicated that short-term profits are normally considered more imperative than long-term gains. Therefore, despite a need to focus on developing strategies for removing or reducing the challenges of environmental management systems, the reality is that they may not be the panacea to sustainable development, as is often touted.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThomas Telford Ltden_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/56909/en_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jmapl.19.00033en_US
dc.subjectGeneral Business, Management and Accountingen_US
dc.subjectCivil and Structural Engineeringen_US
dc.subjectSafety, Risk, Reliability and Qualityen_US
dc.titleOpinions of small and medium UK construction companies on environmental management systemsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1751-4312
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of the West of Englanden_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Salforden_US
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Lawen_US
dc.source.journaltitleProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law
dc.source.volume174
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage23
dc.source.endpage34
dcterms.dateAccepted2020
refterms.dateFOA2021-05-14T15:50:48Z
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