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International Environmental Risk Management

A Systems Approach, 1st Edition

By John Voorhees, Robert A. Woellner, Christopher L. Bell

CRC Press

320 pages

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Description

Based on the first edition with extensive analysis of practical applications of ISO 14000 and environmental compliance management systems, this second edition of International Environmental Risk Management reflects updates made in ISO 14001 and makes available a frame of reference and systematic approach to effectively manage environmental risk. It provides a pathway for readers to understand and systematically implement environmental management systems that symbiotically support: enterprise risk management programs; compliance, anti-bribery, and legal management systems; and product stewardship, carbon footprint assessments, and sustainability programs. This book provides in depth discussions of ways to use global environmental management standards.

New Features in this Edition:

  • Combines EMS standards with discussion of specific principles, other authors’ research, and guidelines on management practices.
  • Provides guidelines on how to prepare for, anticipate, and resolve environmental issues.
  • Includes easily understandable information for all readers and is not simply aimed toward individuals who are knowledgeable about this topic.
  • Provides an in-depth discussion of ways to use global environmental management standards to manage impacts and risk, as well as legal strategies and voluntary initiatives that companies can utilize to minimize risk.
  • Shows the substantive revision of ISO 14001 and reflects all changes in the second edition.

As a growing and rapidly changing field, it is necessary to address new issues, guidelines, and regulations to assist businesses, academia, students, consultants, lawyers, and environmental managers with the pragmatic resolution to environmental and risk management issues. This second edition gives a broad and detailed analysis of the changes made to ISO 14001 and serves as an excellent guide in managing environmental risk.

Table of Contents

Environmental Management Systems: A Tool for Success. Environmental Risk Management – An Overview. The Context for Managing Environmental Risk. A Systematic Approach to Managing Environmental Risk. Preventing and Mitigating Environmental Liabilities with Environmental Management Systems. Sustainability – Strategic Issues in Managing Environmental Risk. Voluntary Programs and Industry-Led Initiatives to Reduce Environmental Risk. Implementation of Risk Management and Risk Reduction Strategies. Core Elements of an Effective Environmental Risk Management System Implementing an Effective Environmental Risk Management System. Other Environmental Risk Reduction Considerations and Strategies. Reducing Litigation Risks and Costs. Solving Environmental Problems Without Litigation. Environmental Performance Innovations. Conclusion.

About the Authors

John Voorhees focuses his practice on litigation and compliance counseling, particularly on environmental, health care, fraud and white collar matters. John has defended Superfund, Clean Water Act cases and a wide variety of other civil and criminal cases. He has also represented hospitals and a disease management company in disputes with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is experienced litigating hospitals' Medicare reimbursement claims against CMS, as well as, fraud, waste and abuse claims. John spent 11 years as a federal prosecutor in the Organized Crime & Racketeering Section of the U.S. Department of Justice before entering private practice in 1988.

Robert A. Woellner professional experience includes senior environmental risk management positions with consulting, insurance, laboratory, and geotechnical companies. He has significant experience in environmental risk assessment and management, environmental insurance, analytical services and the development and implementation of environmental management systems. Mr. Woellner serves on several boards, teaches college classes, and has published extensively on environmental risk management issues. He holds a B. A. in Geology from Middlebury College and a M. S. in Marine Geology and Geophysics from the University of Miami Rosensteil School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Mr. Woellner is an ISO 14001 Lead Assessor and a member of the U. S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO TC 207.

Christopher L. Bell environmental practice focuses on administrative, criminal, and civil litigation and compliance counseling under all of the major environmental statutes addressing air, chemicals, remediation, water and waste. His enforcement experience includes conducting internal investigations in both criminal and civil contexts, responding to grand jury investigations, and negotiating consent, probation, and debarment agreements. Chris is also actively involved in regulatory advocacy under the major environmental statutes, ranging from writing comments to representing clients in rulemaking petitions in the courts of appeals.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW034000
LAW / Environmental
NAT011000
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General