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dc.contributor.authorNaudé, Marita
dc.contributor.authorQuaddus, Mohammed
dc.contributor.authorRowe, Anna
dc.contributor.authorNowak, Margaret
dc.identifier.citationNaudé, Marita and Quaddus, Mohammed A. and Rowe, Anna and Nowak, Margaret. 2012. Reporting on Sustainability Standards in Australia: Focus on ISO 14001. Journal of Corporate Citizenship. (47): pp. 27-54.

There is a worldwide demand for companies to report on their environmental engagement. This study aimed to gain understanding in the differences between IS014001 certified and ISO 14001 non-certified companies with regard to their environmental reporting. The researchers used a combination of website searches and content analysis for the data collection. There was a notable difference whereby the majority of IS014001 certified companies provide easily findable information on the company website compared with the majority of IS014001 non-certified companies for which the information was hidden. Another notable difference was that 33.3% of IS014001 certified companies demonstrated outstanding disclosure of targets and outcomes compared with 11.6% of the ISO 14001 non-certified companies. It was clear that both the IS014001 certified and IS014001 non-certified companies engage in similar programmes: namely, social, management, technical/technological, community training, community engagement and HR programmes. The most notable difference related to HR programmes where 88.1% of ISO 14001 certified companies engaged in these programmes compared with 38.3% of ISO 14001 non-certified companies. The paper concludes with both research and management implications.

dc.publisherGreenleaf publisher
dc.subjectpersonnel management
dc.subjectBusiness enterprises
dc.subjectISO 14001 standard
dc.subjectindustrial management
dc.subjectcommunity involvement
dc.subjectenvironmental protection
dc.titleReporting on Sustainability Standards in Australia: Focus on ISO 14001
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Corporate Citizenship
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