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Greening People Human Resources and Environmental Management

Edited By Walter Wehrmeyer Copyright 1996
    410 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This major collection examines both the human resource dimensions of environmental management and how environmental management impacts on human resource departments. Contributions from international experts in both academia and business look at current theory and best practice in environmental TQM, education, training and communications. Greening People argues that, if a company is to adopt an environmentally-aware approach to its activities, the employees are the key to success or failure. Realistically, it is only through the energy, performance and personal commitment of each employee within an organization that business will move towards sustainable industrial development. 

    This book provides an important angle on the new complexities faced by environmental managers and human resource professionals and offers practical solutions drawn from some of the leading lights in the corporate environmental revolution. Greening People is divided into four parts. Part 1 demonstrates the relationship between human resource management and environmental management. Part 2 provides insight into the psychological make-up of contemporary staff that may foster or hinder company-wide implementation of environmental measures, and Part 3 addresses the shortcomings of current management training programmes and suggests new approaches for effective implementation of environmental human resource management. Finally, a selection of excellent case studies demonstrates how the concepts are being implemented in companies and local authorities.

    Foreword Georg Winter, Chairman, International Network for Environmental Management (INEM)  Foreword Gilbert Hedstrom, Vice-President and Managing Director, Environmental, Health and Safety Consulting, Arthur D. Little, Inc.  Introduction Walter Wehrmeyer  Part 1: Environmental management and human resources management (HRM)1. Total quality environmental management and Human Resource management Peter James  2. Best environmental HRM practices in the US John Milliman Judith Clair  3. Managing corporate environmental policy: A process of complex change Susan Barrett David Murphy  4. Who's afraid of Local Agenda 21? A survey of UK Local Government environmental co-ordinators' background, values, gender and motivation Walter Wehrmeyer Stephen Rees  5. Industrial relations and the environment in the UK Andrea Oates  Part 2: Managing people6. The European environmental executive: Technical specialist or corporate change agent? Peter James Stephanie Stewart  7. Identification and relevance of environmental corporate cultures as part of a coherent environmental policy Walter Wehrmeyer Kim T. Parker  8. The role for the personnel practitioner in facilitating environmental responsibility in work organisations Tim Hart  9. Women, environmental management and Human Resources management Angela Mawle  10. Employees give business its green edge: Employee participation in corporate environmental care Leon Klinkers Nico Nelissen  Part 3: Training and skills towards environmental improvement11. Training for environmental improvement Alison Bird  12. Environmental training in British and German companies Klaus North Sabine Daig  13. Managing the learning of ecological competence Peter Dobers Rolf Wolff  14. The greening of European management education John P. Ulhoi Henning Madsen  15. Working in environment: Skills, expertise and new opportunities Joyce Miller  Case studies16. Learning to change: Implementing corporate environmental policy in the Rover Group Suzanne Pollack17. Analysis for environmental training needs Walter Wehrmeyer Sarah Vickerstaff  18. Action through ownership: Learning the way at Kent County Council Stephen Rees  19. A global challenge: Environment management in Cable & Wireless John Beatson Stephen Macklin