A REVIEW OF IMPLEMENTATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS) IN SABAH

Author(s): 

Mohd Adzrie*, J Renessh

Affiliation(s): 

Mechanical Engineering Program, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan UMS, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

*Corresponding Author Email: mohdadzrie@ums.edu.my

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This paper describes the general perspective of industrial organizations operating in Sabah, regarding the implementation of environmental management system (EMS), particularly, ISO 14001 and IS0 14004. Based on the results from literature review, which was used to identify factors and problem of EMS implementation among organizations, are presented. The findings of this review were synthesized to study the impacts that organizations had experienced after the implementation, alongside ways of encouraging implementation of an EMS, with or without the help of ISO 14004. The scope of the study covered several number of industrial organizations that actively operate within Sabah. The methodology employed was a questionnaire that contains open-ended and close-ended questions, sent to target respondents. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics to explain trends in dataset and Principal Component Analysis with Factor Analysis to indicate correlation. Analysis of the questionnaire results are summarized in this paper to illustrate the significant evidence of problems in implementing an EMS, as well as understanding motivations in pursuing an EMS and findings ways to encourage implementation of an EMS.