The dual environmental customer and green reputation pressures on environmental management systems: the performance implications of manufacturing exports

Hung Nguyen, George Onofrei, Frank Wiengarten, Ying Yang, Robert McClelland, Reza Akbari

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Abstract

Purpose: This study explores the joint effects of customer environmental and corporate reputation pressures on environmental management systems (EMS), especially among export manufacturers.
Design: This study collected empirical data from 437 manufacturers in different regions to explore different emphases among export and domestic manufacturers in handling customer environmental pressures and performance implications.
Findings: Although the environmental corporate pressures might initially enhance firms’ environmental compliance and reputation, they can also absorb customer green pressures and support
EMS and sustainable performance. As firms engage more towards exports, both customer environmental and corporate pressures intensify that leading to stronger EMS implementation as well as sustainable performances, mainly in environmental measures.
Implications: The findings imply that export manufacturing contexts can be a useful asset for sustainable development.
Originality/value: The study offers an alternative approach in understanding customer environmental pressures to accommodate resources for sustainable development
Original languageEnglish
JournalSupply Chain Management: An International Journal
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 15 Sep 2022

Keywords

  • Environmental compliance
  • Environmental management
  • Green supply chain

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