This paper aims to explore the factors that influence environmental management systems implementation. It suggests a proposed framework based on primary data obtained from a content analysis of literature. The proposed framework in this study shows that two sets of factors influence the implementation of environmental management systems, namely external influences and internal influences (independent variables). There are also factors that will moderate the implementation of environmental management systems. In addition the framework recognizes that the implementation of environmental management systems can take place in a number of ways namely, formal, informal, energy reduction strategies, recycling practices and environmental management programs.
Corporate sustainability, environmental management systems, external factors, internal factors, moderating factors.
The authors are with the Department of Business Management, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Riyaadh Lillah and Miemie Struwig, "
Factors Influencing Business Implementation of Environmental Management Systems," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 4, no. 4, pp.