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International Environmental Management Benchmarks : Best Practice Experiences from America, Japan and Europe - David M.W.N. Hitchens

International Environmental Management Benchmarks

Best Practice Experiences from America, Japan and Europe

By: David M.W.N. Hitchens (Editor), Jens Clausen (Editor), Klaus Fichter (Editor), Gregg Jaeger (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 12th March 1999
ISBN: 9783540652960
Number Of Pages: 295

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Facing the challenges of globalization and ecology, the standards for economic, social and environmental performance of companies are becoming more demanding. This book shows what sustainable development means for the business community and presents best practice approaches in environmental management from Japan, the USA, Brazil and seven European countries. The book stresses that international competitiveness depends on the effective use of innovative management tools and has to be supported by an intelligent system of environmental regulation, that is, promoting innovation and eco-efficiency. Experts with many years of practical experience share their know-how on how to achieve excellency in environmental performance and present concrete steps towards a sustainable company.

Requirements and Framework for the Sustainable Companyp. 1
Steps Towards the Sustainable Company - Requirements and Strategic Starting Pointsp. 3
Goals for the Sustainable Companyp. 23
The Inluence of Environmental Regulation on Company Competitiveness: A Review of the Literature and Some Case Study Evidencep. 39
Environment and Competitiveness of Companiesp. 55
From Environmental Management Towards Sustainable Entrepreneurshipp. 71
Mandatory Environmental Reporting: Chance or Risk for Companies?p. 87
Environmental Performance Evaluation - The Link Between Management Systems and Realityp. 103
Eco-efficiency in Banking - From Assessing the Risks to Expanding the Opportunitiesp. 111
Best Practice Approaches in Environmental Managementp. 125
New Concepts in Environmental Auditing - The Application of Auditing Techniques to Environmental Management Systemsp. 127
Waste Is Good Material at the Wrong Place - Perspectives of a Recycling Economyp. 139
Japanese Approaches to Environmental Managementp. 147
Reducing Environmental Harm from Products: More than Selling "Green Goods"p. 155
Environmental Benefits Through Company Application of LCAp. 165
Competitive Advantages Through Voluntary Environmental Reportingp. 173
Mandatory Public Reporting - A Manufacturing Site's Perspectivep. 187
Environmental Benchmarking in Italyp. 197
Full Cost Accounting as a Tool for Decision-Making at Ontario Hydrop. 211
From an Individual Company's Environmental Management to Substance Chain Managementp. 223
Sustainable Development - From Guiding Principle to Industrial Tool at the Hoechst Companyp. 233
International Organizations and Networks on Environmental Managementp. 241
Asian Productivity Organizationp. 244
Environmental Auditing Research Groupp. 245
European Business Council for a Sustainable Energy Future - e5p. 246
European Environmental Reporting Schemep. 248
European Partners for the Environmentp. 250
European Roundtable on Cleaner Productionp. 251
Global Environment Management Initiative - GEMIp. 253
Green Cross Internationalp. 255
Greening of Industry Networkp. 257
International Network for Environmental Management e.V. - INEMp. 259
International Sustainable Development Research Networkp. 271
Network for Environmental Management and Auditingp. 273
United Nations Environment Programme - Industry and Environment - UNEP IEp. 274
Valdez Society, Japanp. 277
Verein fur Umweltmanagement in Banken, Sparkassen und Versicherungen - VfUp. 278
World Business Council for Sustainable Development - WBCSDp. 279
Further International Sources of Informationp. 281
Autorsp. 285
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ISBN: 9783540652960
ISBN-10: 3540652965
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 295
Published: 12th March 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57