Environmental Management Accounting: Identifying Future Potentials

  • Gagaring Pagalung Amiruddin Hasanuddin University, Indonesia

Abstract

This study evaluates the use of environmental management accounting (EMA) in maintaining business processes among industrial companies. EMA is a management tool related to environment accountability. It is utilised to improve the financial and environmental performances of companies to achieve sustainability. This study reviews management accounting literature that has examined industrial environmental pollution. Results show that companies that conduct environmental activities identify the problem associated with the environment as environmental cost. This cost is reported in the environmental cost report, which provides a clear, detailed picture of all environment costs. The environmental cost report assists managers in their decision-making process. Generally, companies do not adhere to environmental accountability. In addition, the environmental cost report of companies cannot separated from their financial statements.
Keywords: environmental management accounting, environmental accounting, financialperformance, environmental performance, environmental costs
Published
Jun 30, 2016
How to Cite
AMIRUDDIN, Gagaring Pagalung. Environmental Management Accounting: Identifying Future Potentials. Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Journal, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 1, p. 78-94, june 2016. ISSN 2550-1631. Available at: <http://arionline.uitm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/APMAJ/article/view/385>. Date accessed: 24 july 2019.