EMS has a number of benefits. Some of them include improving the environmental performance of an organization, helping an organization to systematically resolve any environmental issues that may come up, helping in a better understanding of the short term and long term effects of its manufacturing process, services or products which are offered by them, allowing organizations to take care of environmental issues by allocating resources and constant evaluation of the environmental processes followed by the organization and finally, helping the organization to improve by using environmentally friendly manufacturing and distribution processes.
There have been several types of research on the environment lately (Sullivan and Wyndham 2001). Environmental management research has been conducted by a number of authors. There are various aspects in the environment and some of those aspects include water, atmosphere and the plant life of the Earth. The objective of this research has been to view the present activities and past activities of Indian environmental management, from the point of view of the Indian automobile industry. The literature review tries to answer the research questions like the awareness level of Indian automobile companies about environmental management systems (EMS) and the steps taken by them for environmental management at the various stages of their production cycle.
The paper tries to find a correlation between the automobile sector and environmental management activities. The studies made by authors such as Sullivan and Wyndham (2001), Narayanan & Vashisht (2008) and Kathuria (2004) are reviewed in this section. The paper will discuss the factors and the environmental management practices which affect the environment of India. Industrial production activities have affected the environment in the last few decades (Krzyzanowski 2005).
Since the industrial revolution, there has been an exploitation of natural resources to a great extent. Some activities in our industrialized world are now threatening to demolish the environment.
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