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1st Edition

The Competitive Advantage of Environmental Management

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ISBN 9781574440287
Published February 15, 1996 by CRC Press
248 Pages

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Book Description

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has a master scheme in mind for the protection and preservation of the environment, for sustainable development of life and improving the ecosystem. They call it ISO 14000, the standard and guidelines for effective environmental management systems.
Inside ISO 14000 does what its title suggests-tells you everything you need to know to comply with the ISO 14000 series and create and implement a successful environmental management system for competitive advantage. Every chapter in this guide gives you inside information on what the ISO 14000 series will require of organizations to become ISO 14000 certified. The author adds key information from related standards (other ISO 14000 standards, ISO 9000 and ANSI/ASQC E4), plus useful information from his 25+ years of experience in environmental and quality management.
Five of the ISO 14000 standards were finalized and issued in 1996. Companies with an eye for competitive advantage will prosper from this book. Inside ISO 14000 will enable you to understand the language of the standard, meet specific requirements and implement them with ease, and optimize available resources.

Table of Contents

Benefits of Having an Environmental Management System
Normative References
Environmental Management System Principles and Elements
How to Start: Commitment and Policy
Top Management Commitment and Leadership
Initial Environmental Review
Environmental Policy
Identification of Environmental Aspects and Evaluation of Associated Environmental Impacts
Legal Requirements
Internal Performance Criteria
Environmental Objectives and Targets
Environmental Management Plans and Programs
Ensuring Capability
Resources-Human, Physical, and Financial
Environmental Management System Alignment and Integration
Accountability and Responsibility
Environmental Values and Motivation
Knowledge, Skills, and Training
Support Actions
Communication and Reporting
Environmental Management System
Environmental Management System
Records and Information Management
Operational Controls
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Measurement and Evaluation
Measuring and Monitoring Ongoing Performance
Audits of the Environmental Management System
Review and Improvement
Review of the Environmental Management System
Corrective and Preventive Action
Continual Improvement
Where Is ISO 14000 Headed?
Practical Ideals as Realities

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