Currently, another tenant has been incorporated into the system, which seeks to look into all sectors of the organization’s operations. This new development has been dubbed quality assurance or management systems approach. It raised the bar higher and the standards with which these systems were audited did not remain the same2. The standards that were once general have since been made more specific with other sectors such as environmental management, occupational health, and safety, design process arising. Originally, the most recognized standard for environmental management was the British Standard BS7750. This is the standard which deals with Environmental Management Systems. On top of this, there was the EMAS Regulation (1836/93). It contains most of what BS7750 has, only it entails the publication of verified environmental statements at after a certain period in the course of the system implementation. It does not also have such a wide scope as the former because it is tied down to manufacturing, quarrying, mining, energy, waste and recycling sectors and can only be implemented at the site level. Despite the benefits that accompany the EMS, it poses some setbacks to the organizations. For instance, the outsiders believe there is an environmental performance at high levels when it is not meant to be so by the system For starters, it is important to understand that every organization is related closely to society and them ecosphere through its activities and management systems. Sustainability necessitates that all the companies should take responsibility for all its activities and make sure that all the activities it partakes do not go against the ecstatic balance or cause problems on the social activities of people. In many occasions, organizations remain oblivious of the impacts they have on the social and ecological fields and this results into unsustainability.
Environmental Issues in Business