Environmental management practices in the Lebanese pharmaceutical industries:

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dc.contributor.author Ramadan, W.
dc.contributor.author Nakkash, R.
dc.contributor.author Massoud, May A.
dc.contributor.author Makarem, N.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-18T11:23:50Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-18T11:23:50Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-12-18
dc.identifier.issn 1573-2959 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6825
dc.description.abstract This research attempts to provide an understanding of the Lebanese pharmaceutical industries’ environmental management strategies, priorities, and perceptions as well as drivers, barriers, and incentives regarding the implementation of the voluntary ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. Accordingly, a semistructured in-depth interview was conducted with the pharmaceutical industries. The findings revealed a significant lack of knowledge about the standard among the industries. The main perceived drivers for adopting the ISO 14001 are improving the companies’ image and overcoming international trade. The main perceived barriers for acquiring the standard are the lack of government support and the fact that ISO 14001 is not being legally required or enforced by the government. Moreover, results revealed that adopting the ISO 14001 standard is not perceived as a priority for the Lebanese pharmaceutical industries. Although the cost of certification was not considered as a barrier for the implementation of ISO 14001, the majority of the pharmaceutical industries are neither interested nor willing to adopt the Standard if they are not exposed to any regulatory pressure or external demand. They are more concerned with quality and safety issues with the most adopted international standard among the industries being the ISO 9001 quality management system. This study highlights the aspect that financial barriers are not always the hurdles for implementing environmental management strategies in developing countries and underscores the need for regulatory frameworks and enforcement. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Environmental management practices in the Lebanese pharmaceutical industries: en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle implementation strategies and challenges en_US
dc.author.school SOP en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199312180 en_US
dc.author.department Pharmacy Practice Department en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Environmental Monitoring and Assessment en_US
dc.journal.volume 187 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.keywords Pharmaceutical industries en_US
dc.keywords Management practices en_US
dc.keywords Challenges en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-016-5105-x en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Massoud, M. A., Makarem, N., Ramadan, W., & Nakkash, R. (2015). Environmental management practices in the Lebanese pharmaceutical industries: implementation strategies and challenges. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 187(3), 107. en_US
dc.author.email wramadan@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10661-015-4290-3 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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