Identification of environmental aspects in an EMS context: A methodological framework for the Swedish National Rail Administration
2007 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, Vol. 15, no 5, 385-394 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Environmental aspects are basic elements in an Environmental Management System (EMS). The identification of environmental aspects is, however, recognized as one of the most complicated parts in establishing an EMS and has been subject to criticism concerning, e.g., lack of transparency and reproducibility. This paper evaluates the Swedish National Rail Administration's (Banverket) current practice for the identification of environmental aspects. A better link between activity, aspect and impact is needed. A more stringent identification procedure would improve Banverket's environmental management. The paper proposes a structured framework for the identification of environmental aspects at Banverket.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2007. Vol. 15, no 5, 385-394 p.
Environmental management system; Public organization; Sweden; Operation and maintenance
Other Civil Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-10113DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2005.11.017ISI: 000244134900001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-37849184976OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-10113DiVA: diva2:209078
QC 201007292009-03-232009-03-232010-12-13Bibliographically approved