A Case Study of Ras Lanuf Oil Company Environmental Performance: Drivers and Measures
الكلمات المفتاحية:Environmental performance، Environmental performance measurement
The purpose of this study is to shed light on the reality of the experience of
measuring environmental performance as experienced by one Libyan oil and gas
company. The aim of the exploratory case study is to extend prior empirical research
by investigating possible drivers of the adoption of ISO 14001 EMS and measures of
environmental performance amongst managers in RASCO.
The exploratory single case study methodology was adopted since a case study
provides a deeper understanding of the nature of management practice, especially
when the issues under investigation have not yet been studied. To achieve this,
method of data collection was conducted, namely, questionnaire,. Qualitative
methods of data analysis, namely, descriptive analysis was adopted.
The study findings revealed that environmental performance measurement at
RASCO is still in its infancy and has obvious teething problems, such as setting
indicators for measuring environmental performance since it difficult to quantify. It
appears that the process of measuring environmental performance is still in the
development stage since there is insufficient information about EPIs due to ISO
14031 EMS unknown in RASCO. The study found that the most important drivers to
adopt ISO 14001 EMS in RASCO are to follow international oil and gas sector
trends, to enhance RASCO‘s image, and to improve its environmental performance.