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An Exploratory Investigation into Chemical Management Practices: A Case Study of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises within Nova Scotia

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dc.contributor.author Thomas, Victoria
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-01T17:10:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-01T17:10:37Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15558
dc.description.abstract Chemical pollution has become an environmental and human health concern. Small and medium-sized enterprises are becoming the focus of environmental researchers, as they have been found to collectively contribute a significant amount of the pollution due to improperly managed chemicals. This case study of Nova Scotia small and medium-sized enterprises aimed to collect baseline information regarding environmental and chemical management including what positive practices were in place, what areas required more assistance, what information is being requested and who should be the focus of information programs. Results indicated that there is significant room for improvement in both the environmental and chemical management practices of small and medium-sized enterprises, even though participants indicated they were employing responsible practices. Participants were however, able to provide multiple suggestions regarding information they require in order to improve their business operations and environmental performance, thereby indicating they are aware improvements are needed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject small and medium-sized enterprises en_US
dc.subject SME en_US
dc.subject chemical management en_US
dc.subject information dissemination en_US
dc.subject Nova Scotia en_US
dc.subject environmental performance en_US
dc.title An Exploratory Investigation into Chemical Management Practices: A Case Study of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises within Nova Scotia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.date.defence 2012-09-12
dc.contributor.department School of Resource & Environmental Studies en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Environmental Studies en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner N/A en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Karen Beazley en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Ed Ng en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Martin Gillis en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Dr. Michelle Adams en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US


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