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IJSTR >> Volume 6 - Issue 2, February 2017 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Implementing EMS In The Manufacturing Industries Of Bangladesh: Drivers And Barriers

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Farid Ahmad, Dr. Md. Delwar Hossain, Shaikh Obaidullah Al Mahmood, Md. Moshrur Raihan



EMS, Barriers, Drivers, Industries



Encouragement of rapid industrialization poses damage to the environment of urban areas in Bangladesh. Appropriate Environmental Management System (EMS) could minimize the damage. This paper intended to explore the drivers and barriers of implementing EMS in the manufacturing industries of Bangladesh. A questionnaire based survey was carried out following a conceptual framework of EMS for this study. The study showed that major drivers of implementing EMS in the manufacturing industries of Bangladesh are international acceptance, compliance to local environmental legislation, international trading, pressure from the customers, production cost reduction and company’s policy for environmental safeguard. On the other hand, adoption of EMS is hindered by complexity in the process of EMS, management ignorance of its existence, lack of government incentives and awareness, lack of education and training, high investment and maintenance cost, ignorance of government regulations, and socio-economic culture. The study reveals that though the manufacturers are still reluctant to implement EMS in their industries due to the complexity faced in the process of EMS, they are heading towards adopting EMSs in manufacturing industries of Bangladesh crossing all the barriers and complexity of the process.



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