Quality and environmental management systems as business tools to enhance ESG performance: A cross-regional empirical study

While this 2022 article published in Environment, Development and Sustainability isn’t directly about laboratories and informatics system, its discussion of quality management systems (QMSs) and environmental management systems (EMSs) remains highly relevant to the regulatory- and competition-driven laboratory of today. As Ronalter et al. note, “growing societal and political focus on sustainability at the global level” places further pressure on businesses “to enhance their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance to satisfy respective stakeholder needs and ensure sustained business success”; laboratories and even laboratory software developers are not exempt from these pressures. The authors directly connect QMSs and EMSs to ESG performance in this paper, while highlighting “how combining these management systems can impact a corporation’s sustainable performance.” Their study of ESG data is presented, and they conclude that adoption of such management systems “leads to positive developments” in workforce management, customer management, and supplier and stakeholder management, as well as in environmental efforts.

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