We examine ecolabels’ environmental effectiveness in the context of the international shipping industry. Shipping faces major environmental challenges, and has recently witnessed the introduction of several ecolabels aiming for better environmental outcomes. Extending the ecolabel literature into a mature service industry with global operations, we show that concerns about ecolabel environmental effectiveness also have relevance here. Shipping ecolabels fall short of best practices for design and governance. Our study has policy implications for the achievement of better environmental outcomes in the shipping industry.
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||The 24th Nordic Academy of Management Conference: Nordic Opportunities - Nord University Business School, Bodø, Norway|
Duration: 23 Aug 2017 → 25 Aug 2017
Conference number: 24
|Conference||The 24th Nordic Academy of Management Conference|
|Location||Nord University Business School|
|Period||23/08/2017 → 25/08/2017|
- Shipping industry
- Environmental governance
- Corporate environmental disclosure
Poulsen, R. T., Hermann, R. R., & Smink, C. K. (2017). Do Ecolabels Lead to Better Environmental Outcomes in the International Shipping Industry?. Paper presented at The 24th Nordic Academy of Management Conference, Bodø, Norway.