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1st Edition

Making the Most of Standards
The Sustainability Professional's Guide

ISBN 9781909293243
Published December 17, 2012 by Routledge
80 Pages

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Book Description

The world of corporate responsibility standards can seem large and confusing. With so many different standards, it is often bewildering. Sustainability standards feed into a broad spectrum of other standards and finding the appropriate standard for your organization's needs is vital.

This short book cuts through the confusion. It explains: 1. The pros and cons of using standards to improve sustainability performance 2. The variety of standards out there 3. A map showing how some of the most prominent sustainability standards relate to each other 4. A decision tree to help with choosing the type of standard that will be most helpful to you 5. For some of the most influential standards, a thumbnail description of what they are actually about 6. Some tips for putting standards into practice.

Table of Contents

Introduction1. The variety of standards2. Pros and cons of standards3. A map of standards4. Standards5. Decision time6. Putting standards into practice

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