IMPLEMENTATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS) IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: INVESTIGATION OF SUCCESS FACTORS
Keywords:Environmental Management System (EMS), ISO 14001, Integrity in construction, Success factors, Construction industry
The number of construction activities nowadays increased rapidly due to urbanization and economic growth. The increased number of construction activities will cause adverse effects and huge impacts on the natural environment, and integrity of the construction process. Compared to the other industries, it is far behind in the implementation of the Environmental Management System (EMS). This paper aims to investigate the success factors of the implementation of EMS in the construction industry. EMS introduced several control strategies with proper management to address environmental issues caused by construction activities. This study reviewed some of the past studies related to EMS, construction industry, and also sustainable development in construction projects. EMS helps in minimizing environmental impacts by providing a framework that supports a construction company through reliable control. EMS integrates environment management into the company’s long term planning, daily operations and other quality management system.