Effective Environmental Management: Principles and Case Studies

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Allen & Unwin, 2001 - Business & Economics - 246 pages
Striking a balance between protecting the environment and ensuring long-term financial sustainability is critical to an organization's success. This text is a guide to integrating environmental concerns into overall business management and includes a series of case studies from both the public and private sector. Major topics include: defining outcomes for environmental management activities; the role of structured management systems in achieving and ensuring environmental performance; practical issues to be addressed in the design, development and implementation of a system of environmental management; achieving business improvements through effective environmental management; and assessing the outcomes of expenditures on environmental protection.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Evolution of environmental management
4
Environmental management system development
17
Environmental management system standards and certification
81
The ACTEW Corporation
94
ABB Engineering Construction
113
Argyle Diamond Mines
136
Redland Shire Council
157
Pacific Power
177
Abigroup
191
Bonlac Foods
212
An evaluation of the case studies
228
Conclusions
236
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Page 25 - Statement by the organization of its intentions and principles in relation to its overall environmental performance, which provides a framework for action and for the setting of its environmental objectives and targets.
Page 25 - The policy must be appropriate to the nature scale and environmental impacts of its activities, products and services.
Page 84 - It shall establish and maintain procedures to make its employees or members at each relevant function and level aware of • the importance of conformance with the environmental policy and procedures and with the requirements of the environmental management system...
Page 82 - Environmental Management Systems General Guidelines on Principles, Systems, and Supporting Techniques...
Page 16 - The organisation's top management shall, at intervals that it determines, review the environmental management system, to ensure its continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness. The management review process shall ensure that the necessary information is collected to allow management to carry out this evaluation. This review shall be documented. The management review shall address the possible need for changes to policy, objectives and other elements of the environmental management system,...
Page 112 - We have not inherited the earth from our ancestors, we have borrowed it from our children.
Page 175 - ... operate and maintain economic, social and environmental infrastructure, oversee planning processes, establish local environmental policies and regulations, and assist in implementing national and sub-national environmental policies. As the level of governance closest to the people, they play a vital role in educating, mobilising and responding to the public to promote sustainable development...
Page 9 - Wales, the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (Section 123), the Heritage Act 1977 (Section 153), the Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals Act 1985 (Section 57), the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (Section 168A) and the Environmental Offences and Penalties Act 1989 (Section 25) all allow any person to bring an action to remedy or restrain a breach of the relevant Act.
Page 84 - The organization shall establish and maintain a procedure to identify and have access to legal and other requirements to which the organization subscribes, that are applicable to the environmental aspects of its activities, products or services.

About the author (2001)

Effective Environmental Management brings together two of Australia's leading experts on environmental management. RORY SULLIVAN, Principal Consultant with Pacific Air + Environment, and HUGH WYNDHAM, a Consultant at Golder Associates, have worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients, in Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia, on environmental management and related issues. Both Rory and Hugh are well known as trainers and writers on issues such as environmental management systems, environmental auditing, risk management and environmental and public policy.

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