Twenty years ago, environment and sustainable development issues were marginal concerns for businesses and public bodies, requiring a relatively narrow range of personnel, knowledge and skills. Today, these issues are key operational concerns for all but the smallest organizations and apply to all sectors - the private, public and voluntary sectors. Managing them requires a growing army of environmental professionals to manage them with knowledge of a rapidly developing body of regulatory measures. Environmental Management in Organizations provides the basic resource needed by organizations and the managers they employ on the issues and on the management tools, performance measures and communication strategies available. Leading experts on each topic have provided focused explanations and clear practical guidance, as well as setting out the context and the key environmental and management drivers.
Section 1: Environment and Sustainable Development * The Earth's Natural Systems * The State of the Global Environment * Sustainability and Sustainable Development * Section 2: Policy and Legislation * Overview of the Law and International Legislation * European Union Environmental Policy and Legislation * The UK Legislative Context * Section 3: Managing Environmental Performances * The Response of Organizations * Environmental Management Systems * Towards Sustainable Procurement * Environmental Product Development * Waste Management and Packaging * Contaminated Land * Engaging with People in your Organization * Section 4: Evaluation Tools * Environmental Impact assessment * Strategic Environmental Assessment * Environmental Risk Management * Section 5: Evaluating Environmental Standards * Measuring and Monitoring * Auditing in Environmental Management * Section 6: Communicating with Stakeholders * Indicators * Reporting and Accounting * Engaging with Stakeholders * Section 7: Key Environmental Themes * Pollution Prevention Themes * Biodiversity and Conservation * Climate and Energy * Transport * Food and Agriculture * Section 8: Environmental Futures * The Sustainability Challenge * Integrated thinking and Governance * The future of the Environmental Profession * Index