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3rd Edition

Essentials of Environmental Management

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ISBN 9781315656441
Published October 8, 2018 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

Over recent years, there has been a rapid expansion in the number of professionals requiring knowledge and skills in environmental management. Today, the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) has over 15,000 members, while the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) recognises that thousands of its members now cover, health, safety and environment in their everyday remit.

Essentials of environmental management provides a comprehensive introduction to the management of environmental issues. Clearly structured and illustrated, the book explains why and how organisations should manage their environmental interactions at both strategic and operational levels. Now in its third edition, Essentials focuses on:

  • The issues and principles underpinning environmental management
  • The principal methods to determine priorities for action
  • The key elements of an effective environmental system based on the 'plan, do, check and act' cycle (including ISO 14001)
  • The main operational controls and approaches to continually improve performance
  • Supply chain issues and environmental considerations
  • Strategic environmental pressures and how to address them, including carbon management strategies
  • How environmental management contributes to wider business concerns, the process of sustainable development and the corporate social responsibility agenda.

The authors combine a broad training background with extensive practical experience of environmental management.

Essentials provides a user-friendly framework which sets out the key principles and approaches that underpin this ever-growing professional discipline.

Table of Contents

About the authors,  Introduction,  Part I: Business and the environment,  1.1 The 'business-environment' interaction,  1.2 Introduction to natural systems,  1.3 Overview of key environmental concerns,  1.4 Pressures and instruments for change,  Part II: Tools for environmental assessment and review,  2.1 Identifying environmental aspects and impacts,  2.2 Prioritisation - determining significance,  2.3 Environmental auditing and review,  2.4 Life cycle assessment,  Part III: Environmental management system processes,  3.1 Overview of environmental management systems,  3.2 Environmental policy,  3.3 Environmental objectives and targets,  3.4 Environmental management programmes and procedures,  3.5 Environmental emergency preparedness and response,  3.6 Allocating environmental responsibilities and providing training,  3.7 Communication on environmental issues,  Part IV: Operational control,  4.1 Principles of pollution prevention and control,  4.2 Control of releases,  4.3 Waste management,  4.4 Process efficiency,  Part V: Moving forward,  5.1 Beyond operational control,  5.2 Environmental management and sustainable development,  5.3 Corporate social responsibility and environmental management,  Concluding thoughts,  Appendices,  Index

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Paul Hyde MIEMA MIEncSc CEnv graduated in Geography (Nottingham, 1979) and subsequently obtained an MSc in Environmental Technology (Imperial College, 1981) and an MA in Heritage Studies (Salford, 2003). He is a full member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (MIEMA), a full member of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (MIEnvSc) and a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv). He is also a Fellow the Institute of Place Management (FIPM).

Paul Reeve CFIOSH FIEMA CEnv graduated in Environmental Science from the University of Sussex in 1981. He is a Chartered Fellow of both the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).