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Ecomanagement : BK Currents (Hardcover) - Ernest Callenbach

Ecomanagement

BK Currents (Hardcover)

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Published: 1st January 1993
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The challenge of the '90s is to create sustainable societies in which business and government can satisfy our current needs without diminishing the prospects for future generations. Business managers today are seeking guidance in the new ways of thinking that are called for to meet this challenge.
This book takes a major step in that direction by helping business people identify what can be done to reduce the impact of their companies on the environment. It shows how to systematically set priorities and create an action plan for implementing improvements. It will also help sell an impact reduction program to top management.
In contrast to the current practice of "compliance auditing," a process focused on meeting governmental regulations, this Elmwood Institute guide shows how to conduct an "eco-audit" - a complete examination of an organization in relation to its long-term ecological sustainability. Such an audit scrutinizes every aspect of the organization and its operations, including product design and manufacture, management techniques, corporate culture and goals.
EcoManagement is the first book to provide a comprehensive and practical guide to the new era of business ecological responsibility. It features a framework for companies planning to design their own audits, and offers thirteen checklists to guide managers through the audit process, covering such topics as energy, materials, wastes, finance, marketing, transportation, and international business relations.

Preface
About the Elmwood Institute
About the Authors
The Concept and Development of EcoManagement
Trends toward Ecologically Conscious Managementp. 3
Methods of Environmental and Ecological Auditingp. 17
Innovative EcoManagement Practices and Programs Worldwidep. 31
The Paradigm Shift from Environmentalism to EcoManagementp. 59
Theory and Practice of EcoManagement
Managing the Change to an Ecologically Conscious Corporate Culturep. 69
The Company as a Living System: A Framework for Organizing EcoManagementp. 91
Energy and Materials Inflowsp. 97
Design, Processing, and Manufacturing Operationsp. 107
Sales, Marketing, Waste, and Emission Outflowsp. 119
Financial, Human Resource, and Other Support Structuresp. 127
Getting Started: Priorities and Action Plansp. 149
Conclusion: The Ecological Transformation of Businessp. 155
Appendix A. Auditing Resourcesp. 159
Appendix B. The CERES Principlesp. 161
Bibliographyp. 165
Indexp. 171
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ISBN: 9781881052272
ISBN-10: 1881052273
Series: BK Currents (Hardcover)
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st January 1993
Publisher: BERRETT-KOEHLER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 24.77  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52