The presented research focuses to the implementation of quality and environmental management
standards, that comply to the standards ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004, into construction
contracting companies and client organisations. It is limited to Slovenia that can be considered as a
typical representative of construction industry in countries that joined European Union after 2004.
In order to carry out the analysis of EMS implementation for a casy study - selected construction
company, the method of interview was used as the research tool. Further, web-based survey was used
to determine the level of ISO 14001-compliant EMSs and level of ISO 9001-compliant QMSs in
construction contracting companies and client organisations. It was found that the investors, contractors
and designers have similar views on environmental issues. They are aware of the problem, so they want
their work to include environmental management policy. Contracting companies are mostly concerned
with waste management, where they see the greatest opportunity for cost rationalization.
In the online survey, it was found that the having standard ISO 9001:2008 increasing the competitiveness
of enterprises, in an interview with the selected construction company it was found that it had already
implemented of quality, that complay to the standards ISO 9001:2008 a good basis for the introduction
environmental management standards, that complay to the standards ISO 14001:2004.