Enviro-management: how smart companies turn environmental costs into profits
Talk about environmentalism to many decision-makers in American business today and you're likely to get a shrug or a remark about how "we're doing our part."
As the 21st century approaches, however, some of the most innovative and farsighted companies in the world are turning environmental considerations into a competitive edge. Japanese companies, for instance, are producing five times less waste per dollar than their American counterparts and German companies produce half the waste of U.S. companies. Among the American exceptions is 3M's Pollution Prevention Pays (3P) program, which has saved over $400 million since its inception.
Enviro-Management clearly outlines the challenges and benefits of the new "green" corporate thinking, providing managers with a three-stage process all forward-thinking companies can initiate to keep in step with the times - going from compliance to cost reduction to finally using pollution management as a revenue generator.
Environmental managers will learn how to apply life cycle cost analysis to ecological concerns; a "Green Management Survey" and a "Pollution Wheel" that you can fill out to determine what sort of pollution program exists in your company and what is needed; scores of strategies and guidelines for achieving environmental profits through environmental auditing, energy conservation, waste management and more; dozens of case studies of companies that have reduced their environmental impact while improving their bottom line; a complete summary of current FTC environmental marketing guidelines; and a PCEQ workplace reduction guide.
The time has come to put an end to the adversarial relationship between industry and the environment. Companies are saving money, reducing costs and increasing competitiveness by better management of their environmental resources - literally turning "green" into green. Enviro-Management is must reading for the environmental manager with lofty ideals and an eye on the bottom line.
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Why Care About Environmental Management? 2 Challenging
THE ENVIRONMENT AS A COMPETITIVE WEAPON
Legal Cost of Polluting23 External Environmental Cost25
Competitive Costing Managers28 Pollution Management as
MEET YOUR GREEN CUSTOMERS
Your Customers Environmental Desires34 Profit Potential
Environmental Wheel104 Stage 1 Organizations106 Stage 2
MOVING TO EMPOWERED POLLUTION
Assigning Environmental Responsibilities133 Your Corporate
PROBLEMSOLVING TOOLS FOR CONTINUAL
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Accounting for Internal Cost185 Developing a Comprehensive
General Concerns198 Guides for the Use
Preassurance Activities55 Assurance Activities56 Postassurance
The Role of People63 Corporate Environmentalism64 Closing
GUIDELINES FOR PREVENTING POLLUTION
Energy as the Competitive Edge88 Prioritizing Energy
High Involvement Reduces High Dividends98 A System
EPA GREEN LIGHTS PROGRAM
A Bright Investment in the Environment219 EnergyEfficient
Scorecard228 Implementation229 Implementation