Within the sustainable business, to become an organization environment and human friendly is important. Sustainable business needs protecting the environment which provides the factors of production. The concept of sustainable environment business development which has important notions, without disregarding the needs of future generations, not ignoring the human needs, is a concept that aims to provide the basic needs of all society effectively.
A structured literature review has been carried out that analyzes published research, evaluates contributions, and summarizes the results of EMS and its influence to the entire supply chains. The authors selected only those papers that discussed EMSs and GSCM rolls on adoption of environment management practices through supply relationships.
This thesis contributes the EMS literature by providing a detailed insight why the EMS should be forced to be implemented by all of organizations or institutions. The business stakeholders, including governments had pushed the organization to implement the EMS/ISO 14001 as the basic strategies to have a better environmental footprint. Compliance avoids paying the penalty and environmental scandals, which leads to good name, reputation and enhanced corporate image. And good environmental performance significantly save costs, improves productivity and reduces the operation cost, and once again leads to a competitive edge. In addition, the study identifies the influence of institutional pressures and barriers on implementation of environmental management systems (EMSs), and the benefit upon successful implementation of EMS on environmental performance.