A Green Plan for Industry: 16 Steps to Environmental Excellence

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Government Institutes, 1998 - Business & Economics - 228 pages
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David Schell offers environmental managers, specialists, and consultants this comprehensive resource for achieving environmental excellence within their company's compliance efforts by developing an environmental management system, or 'green plan.' Using easy-to-read nontechnical language, Schell breaks the concept down into easy-to-understand steps and illustrates how to tie together the facets of environmental management. This book also addresses typical problems such as getting management and employee support, breaking down the barriers of industry versus the regulatory agencies, and recruiting help from others. The author's innovative suggestions describe how to get feedback, how to handle criticism, how to keep everyone informed and motivated, and how to get market benefit for the company.
 

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Contents

Why You Should Develop a Green Plan
1
Break the Regulatory Agency vs Industry Barrier
5
Break the Community vs Industry Barrier
11
Get Management to Buy Into the Green Plan
17
Get Employees to Buy Into the Green Plan
27
Audit Your Current Programs and Compliance Status
33
Do Research Up Front
49
Put Your Environmental Policy into Writing
57
Get Total Company BuyIn
101
Market Your Green Plan
107
Step Back and Look at the Larger Picture
111
ISO 14000
117
Sample Environmental Audit Checklist
127
EPA Sector Notebooks
135
State Survey Results
143
Accredited Registrars
197

Set Goals
67
Write the Green Plan
79
Get Feedback
93
Take Actions to Keep Everyone Interested
97
Sample Green Plan
207
INDEX
225
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