2nd Edition

Corporate Environmental Management 1
Systems and Strategies

Edited By

Richard Welford

ISBN 9781844079667
Published October 31, 2004 by Routledge
282 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

This volume presents a comprehensive analysis of the role of business in safeguarding the environment. It introduces general issues and context, and then gives a detailed, critical examination of all the key tools of corporate environmental management systems and standards: environmental policies, guidelines and charters, environmental auditing, life-cycle assessment, the measurement of environmental performance, and environmental reporting. The book emphasizes systems-based environmental management, and also considers how such an approach might be integrated within local authorities and small and medium-sized companies. It then extends the systems approach to cover continuous environmental improvement, building a corporate environmental profile and moving towards sustainability. Written in a clear and informative style with checklists, explanatory notes and references for further reading, the book draws on the existing environmental strategies of a number of leading firms. Each chapter is written by contributors involved in ongoing research and consultancy in their specialist area. The book's focus makes it useful reading, not only for students and researchers, but also for managers faced with the challenge of introducing environmental management strategies into their own organizations.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Context of Corporate Environmental Management  Environmental Issues and Corporate Environmental Management  Corporate Strategy, Competitiveness and the Environment  Part 2: The Tools of Corporate Environmental Management  Environmental Management Systems  The Standardization of Environmental Management Systems  Environmental Policies  Environmental Guidelines and Charters  Environmental Auditing  Life Cycle Assessment  Measuring Environmental Performance  Environmental Reporting  Part 3: Wider Applications of the Systems Based Approach  The EMS in the SME  Local Economic Development and Environmental Management: A Systems Approach  The Role of Environmental Management Systems in Local Government  Beyond Environmentalism and Towards Sustainable Organization

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Richard Welford is Professor of Corporate Environmental Management and Director of the Centre for Corporate Environmental Management at the University of Huddersfield. He is also Professor of Sustainable Management at the Norwegian School of Management and a Director of ERP Environment.