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Roberto Merli

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Department of Business Studies, Roma Tre University, Via Silvio D'Amico, 77, 00145 Rome, Italy

Michele Preziosi

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Department of Business Studies, Roma Tre University, Via Silvio D'Amico, 77, 00145 Rome, Italy

Mara D'amico

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Article 1 Read 5 Citations Social Values and Sustainability: A Survey on Drivers, Barriers and Benefits of SA8000 Certification in Italian Firms Roberto Merli, Michele Preziosi, Ilaria Massa Published: 08 April 2015
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su7044120
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Companies are increasingly required to deal with sustainability issues through the adoption of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices. Among the different CSR aspects, workers securities fulfill a necessary issue. SA8000 is an internationally accepted tool that aims to guarantee decent workplace across all industrial sectors. Italian companies represent more than 30% of certified organizations on a global level. Company size is a key factor in the definition of managerial strategies. A survey that involved more than 600 SA8000 certified companies has been conducted. Company dimension has been used as a parameter to interpret survey results. The aspects analyzed mainly consisted of drivers, barriers and benefits in SA8000 certification pathway. The study showed a high level of homogeneity among firms. According to SA8000 requirements, one of the main issues is the implementation of control and awareness mechanisms addressed to suppliers. Survey results highlight that all respondents recognize the importance of suppliers’ involvement, considered as one of the most difficult phases in implementing certification. However, there were no significant differences among Micro, Small, Medium and Large companies.
Article 0 Reads 5 Citations EMAS Regulation in Italian Clusters: Investigating the Involvement of Local Stakeholders Roberto Merli, Michele Preziosi, Ilaria Massa Published: 22 July 2014
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su6074537
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The last revision of the EMAS (Eco Management and Audit Scheme) Regulation encouraged a cluster approach to increase the participation of the organizations and to involve local stakeholders in the commitment to sustainability. Our research activity intends to partially fill the literature gap in the field by investigating the Italian cluster approach to EMAS, characterized by the creation of a cluster Managing Committee (MC)—which can receive an EMAS Cluster Certificate—in order to improve the implementation of the scheme. We investigated the effectiveness of MCs actions on different stakeholder categories in the nine Italian clusters with EMAS Cluster Certificate. We present the results of a survey conducted through different stakeholder categories in the considered clusters. The main goals of the investigation are to determine the effectiveness of EMAS Certificate for: local stakeholder involvement, network creation, environmental performance improvement and the increase in EMAS single registration. We find that EMAS Cluster Certificate is perceived as effective in improving environmental performance of the area and enhancing cluster image. Despite the recognition of these positive aspects, few organizations showed interest in EMAS registration because of the costs involved and the lack of incentives available from public institutions.
Conference 3 Reads 0 Citations EMAS Regulation in Italian Clusters: Investigating the Involvement of Local Stakeholders Roberto Merli, Mara D'amico, Michele Preziosi, Ilaria Massa Published: 31 October 2013
The 3rd World Sustainability Forum, doi: 10.3390/wsf3-b001
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