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dc.contributor.authorRoss, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorPenesis, John
dc.contributor.authorBadrick, Tony
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-28T04:07:47Z
dc.date.available2020-01-28T04:07:47Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0949-1775
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00769-019-01388-6
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/390919
dc.description.abstractThe RCPAQAP is a medium-sized healthcare organisation with a laboratory, logistics and office area. The organisation begun integrating an environmental management system as well as Lean and Business Excellence into its business practice. There have been real and tangible benefits to the organisation in terms of environmental footprint, cultural change and financial performance. There have been significant savings in waste, power and reduced paper usage. The total savings over 3 years were of the order of $800000. There has also been cultural change among the staff. The organisation has achieved accreditation to ISO 14001 and received an award from the Australian Business Excellence Awards scheme. The RCPAQAP has been able to document a process that has led to the successful integration of an EMS into business practice and has recorded real benefits from the exercise.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.publisher.placeGermany
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom319
dc.relation.ispartofpageto327
dc.relation.ispartofissue5
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAccreditation and Quality Assurance
dc.relation.ispartofvolume24
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAnalytical Chemistry
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0301
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsPhysical Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsChemistry, Analytical
dc.subject.keywordsInstruments & Instrumentation
dc.titleImproving laboratory economic and environmental performance by the implementation of an environmental management system
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationRoss, J; Penesis, J; Badrick, T, Improving laboratory economic and environmental performance by the implementation of an environmental management system, Accreditation and Quality Assurance, 2019, 24 (5), pp. 319-327
dc.date.updated2020-01-28T01:17:31Z
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gro.griffith.authorBadrick, Tony C.


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