With the objective of testing the positive relationship between environmental performance and operational performance, this research presents the data of a survey conducted with 75 ISO 9001-certified Brazilian companies.
The papers results show a company with an ISO 9001 system, implementing environmental practices may be more favourable than firms without ISO 9001 system. This research also shows that managers pursuing a better firm operational performance may reinforce a firm’s performance by investing in environmental management and quality management.
Overall, the paper discovered that, indeed, environmental management relates in a positive,
significant manner and large effect to the operational performance of companies.
Chiappetta Jabbour, J.C., Pignatti de Freitas, T., Soubihia, F.D., Gunasekaran, A., Sousa Jabbour, L.B.A. (2015), ‘Green and competitive: empirical evidence from ISO 9001 certified Brazilian companies’, The TQM Journal, Vol. 27, Iss 1 pp.22-41.