Implementation of Environmental Management Systems Standards: Important factors in corporate decision-making. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management 4(3): 311-328, 2002

While Environmental Management Systems Standards (EMSS) have been advocated by policy makers and consultants on the basis of a number of benefits associated with their implementation some companies are reluctant to implement them. This paper tests four hypotheses with regard to the significance of a number of factors in a company's decision to implement EMSS.