1 Sustainability, Innovation and Policy, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN2 Environmental Management Research Group, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN3 Department of Development and Planning, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN4 The division of Technology, Environment and Society, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN5 The Faculty of Engineering and Science (TECH), Aalborg University, VBN
The aim of this paper is to discuss a number of issues related to ISO 14001:2004, the international standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) with the purpose of improving the next edition in order to recognise and reflect new recognitions in approaches to pollution prevention. A case study is presented and shows lack of life cycle thinking in product development. This paper suggests changes of ISO 14001:2004 in order to include a more product-oriented approach and a stronger focus on stakeholders. It also suggests to formulate clearer demands for targets and environmental improvements and to include a demand for publication of an environmental report to promote a constructive dialogue with relevant stakeholders.
International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Developm, 2007, Vol 6, Issue 3, p. 254-272