Describe in your own words what is meant by the term organizational context. Then, perform research in Google Scholar, or a professional or peer-reviewed source and select an example of an organization with which you are familiar, or an organization that you would like to know more about. You can use a business organization, a government division or agency, a non-governmental organization, or a non-profit business as your example.
NOTE: I highly recommend you use a small to medium sized entity that has already been certified to the 14001 standard in your analysis, or you could use the organization that employs you. You will have the option of performing more detailed analyses of this organization as the class progresses. Many states have environmental leadership programs which recognize companies with certified environmental management systems. For some examples, Colorado’s Environmental Leadership Program can be found at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/environmental-leadership-program.
Utilizing your chosen example, describe each of the following items, as appropriate:
The external environmental conditions that can either affect the organizations purpose, or be affected by its operations;
The external cultural, social, political, legal, regulatory, financial, technological, economic, and competitive circumstances in which the organization operates;
The internal characteristics or conditions of the organization, such as its activities, products and services, strategic direction, culture, and capabilities;
Names and titles of interested parties who are affected by either the organizations decisions or its activities related to its environmental performance; and
The scope of any environmental management system the organization has implemented. If the organization has not implemented an environmental management system, define what you consider would be an appropriate scope for such a system.