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Impact of Implementing ISO 14001 Standard Requirements for Sustainable Supply Chain Management in the Textile Industry

General problems of the fibre and textile industries


  • Zimon Dominik
    Department of Management Systems and Logistics, Rzeszow University of Technology, Rzeszów, Poland
  • Madzik Peter
    Department of Management, Catholic University, Ruzomberok, Slovakia

Nr DOI: 10.5604/01.3001.0013.4462

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The main objective of the study was to determine the effect of the implementation of the requirements of the ISO 14001 standard on creating sustainable supply chains in the textile industry. The research process was conducted in 2018. It was preceded by an extensive literature review of sustainable development and quality management as well as the supply chain. The research tool was a questionnaire sent to top management representatives of organisations operating in  south-eastern Poland and Slovakia who possess a certified system according to ISO 14001. However, analysis of the results does not allow to give clear answers to the research questions. Although the majority of respondents noted a positive impact of the implementation of ISO 14001 on improving environmental actions in the supply chain, its impact on the creation of sustainable supply chains is not so obvious. Based on our research, organisations will be able to more consciously decide on the implementation of the ISO 14001 standard requirements.


textile industry, SSCM, ISO 14001.


Zimon D, Madzik P. Impact of Implementing ISO 14001 Standard Requirements for Sustainable Supply Chain Management in the Textile Industry. FIBRES & TEXTILES in Eastern Europe 2019; 27, 6(138): 8-14. DOI: 10.5604/01.3001.0013.4462

Published in issue no 6 (138) / 2019, pages 8–14.


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