Standard or Smokescreen: Implementation of a Voluntary Environmental Code Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

In recent years, demands from external stakeholders put pressure on companies to adopt new environmental management practices. Some industries have developed their own codes of non-regulatory environment, health and safety (EHS) practices. These codes have generated significant changes in the actions of the members, or do they simply reinforce existing views and practices? This article examines the response of the sixteen chemical companies to the first sector generated code EHS, Responsible Care. In some cases, companies have adopted a uniform practice, while in other cases, significant changes saved. Adoption and implementation of non-regulatory environmental codes of companies is a poor indicator of what any particular standard of practice are met. "Hide
by Jennifer Howard, Jennifer Nash and John Ehrenfeld Source: California Management Review 21 pages. Publication Date: January 1, 2000. Prod. #: CMR167-PDF-ENG

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