Effective Environmental Management: Principles and case studies

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Allen & Unwin, 2001 - Nature - 264 pages
'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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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Evolution of environmental management
4
3 Environmental management system development
17
4 Environmental management system standards and certification
81
5 The ACTEW Corporation
94
6 ABB Engineering Construction
113
7 Argyle Diamond Mines
136
8 Redland Shire Council
157
10 Abigroup
191
11 Bonlac Foods
212
12 An evaluation of the case studies
228
13 Conclusions
236
Bibliography
239
Index
243
Back cover
247
Copyright

9 Pacific Power
177

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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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