Effective Environmental Management: Principles and case studies
'An innovative text on environmental management systems. I recommend it to anyone starting to set environmental priorities for their organisation, and for the experienced environmental manager who is striving for continual improvement.' --Matthew Janssen, NSW Chair and Deputy National Chair, Environmental Engineering Society, Institution of Engineers, Australia
The environment is a core business management issue. Striking a balance between protecting the environment and ensuring long-term financial sustainability is critical to an organisation's success. But the reality is that many organisations fail to realise the benefits that can result from a structured, strategic approach to environmental management. This is despite significant expenditures in time and resources.
To maximise both business and environmental benefits an organisation needs to effectively manage environmental issues. This book is a practical 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;
* Assessing the outcomes of expenditures on environmental protection.
This book will become a standard reference text for students and practitioners of environmental management and vital for organisations considering the development and implementation of environmental management systems.
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