Since the U.S. Department of Energy (as well as other Federal and International agencies) will stop granting contracts to companies that fail to comply with 14000 standards, the search is on for any book that will make 14000 compliance easier. Tom Welch, with more than 20 years experience in environmental engineering and project management, provides such a book! Moving Beyond Environmental Compliance: A Handbook for Integrating Pollution Prevention with ISO 14000 is the first text to combine the best aspects of Pollution Prevention (P2), Total Quality Management (TQM), and ISO 14000, into a comprehensive "how-to" guidebook for achieving environmental compliance.
The ever-increasing cost of environmental compliance as it is passed onto consumers, cuts into the profit margin and reduces an organization's competitive edge. At the very least, compliance cuts into operating budgets, and directs attention away from the primary business of an organization. This handbook demystifies the implementation of effective environmental management systems as described in the ISO 14000, and clarifies the application of effective pollution prevention methodologies that can drastically reduce this compliance burden.
Table of Contents
1. An Idea Whose Time Has Come 2. An Overview of ISO 14000 and Other Environmental Standards 3. Leadership Implementation of the EMS 4. An Overview of the Pollution Prevention Cycle 5. The Vulnerability Analysis 6. The Baseline Assessment 7. The Opportunity Assessment 8. Implementing Your Opportunities 9. Your EMS Manual and P2 Plan 10. Checking Your Environmental Pulse 11. The Pre-Visit Questionnaire 12. Continually Improving Your EMS
Welch, Thomas Elliott