Environmental management system (ISO 14001) implementation and its impacts on waste management in the electronic sector

Kadir Arifin, Kadaruddin Aiyub, Azahan Awang, Masdila Binti Johari Tohari

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Increments of waste due to the industrial and domestic activities had raised the need for a more efficient and systematic waste management. Factors like costs, ineffective enforcement and lack of environmental awareness had resulted companies taking easy way out to manage their waste. ISO 14001 is one of the initiatives for organization in running their business, while preserving the environment. Main objective of this research is to study the positive and negative impacts upon implementation of ISO 14001 on waste management in selected electronic factory, which is NEC Semiconductors (M) Sdn Bhd., which is located in Telok Panglima Garang, Selangor. Three methods were applied in this research; questionnaire for operators, management interview and field observation. This research found that the ISO 14001 is obviously has brought many positives changes on waste management aspects such as more orderly storage, inventory and labeling, good controlled of waste disposal and a reduction in waste generation. Furthermore, the organization also gained benefit in terms of company reputation and increasing staff awareness on the environment and its management. The implementation of ISO 14001 seems as very helpful for the management of waste. It become very systematic and efficient. Besides compliance to laws and regulations, the EMS gives an advantage to the company to compete locally and internationally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Business Management
Volume3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • Electronic sector
  • Environmental management system
  • ISO 14001
  • NEC semiconductors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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