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ISO 14001: Case Studies and Practical Experiences

Edited By: Ruth Hillary

382 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

Greenleaf Publishing

Paperback | Dec 2000 | #108718 | ISBN: 1874719276
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About this book

This is a compilation of case studies on implementation of ISO 14001 and environmental management systems. Key features include business relevant case studies and information on issues of environmental management and environmental performance, sustainability, integration, stakeholders and use of IT. The text also examines the environmental performance of major companies and organizations such as Nike, Amec, and the New York Transit Authority.

The examples of different uses of ISO 14001, collected together in this book by Dr Ruth Hillary, demonstrate that the standards writers have designed an EMS that is applicable in all situations. The book will help non-users, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs), many of which struggle to find the time, resources or expertise to implement such a system, however worthwhile the effort may be. Best of all, these case studies show what can be achieved by the thoughtful use of ISO 14001 to improve individual users' environmental performance.' Oswald A. Dodds, MBE Chairman ISO TC207/SC1: Environmental Management Systems (EMS). 'By drawing on a wide range of international experiences extending across totally diverse industry sectors, Ruth Hillary has produced an invaluable guide to those engaged in the difficult area of accreditation, benchmarking and environmental reporting. Without doubt, the standard itself will continue to evolve but the sheer variety and range of the case studies contained in this publication develop a formidable platform for the debate in this innovative area to be enhanced and informed as never before.' Peter Jones, Director, Development and External Relations, Biffa Waste Services Ltd, UK. 'ISO 14001 and environmental management systems have taken off. For those who still wonder how best to implement them, Dr Ruth Hillary has assembled a unique collection of cases and advice. It is time to get off the fence and build on this valuable information.' Claude Fussler, Vice-President, Dow Europe and Director for Stakeholder Relations, World Business Council for Sustainable Development. 'This book, a sample-card of practical ISO 14001 applications, deserves to feature prominently on the desk of everyone with a close interest in EMS and ISO 14001 certification.' International Journal of Environment and Pollution.


Foreword; Oswald Dodds, MBE, Chairman, ISO TC207/SC1: Environmental Management Systems (EMS); Introduction; Ruth Hillary, Network for Environmental Management and Auditing (NEMA), UK; UK expert to ISO TC207/SC1 Working Group 2; Part 1: Implementation, maintenance and integration; 1. Deployment and operation of a business-wide EMS; Scott D. Houthuysen, Lucent Technologies Microelectronics Group, USA; 2. Maintaining the momentum: EMS after the certifier has left; Charlotte Pedersen, Deloitte & Touche, Denmark, and Birgitte B. Nielsen, Valor & Tinge; A/S, Denmark; 3. Success and failures: national guidance on ISO 14001 for New Zealand local authorities; Bruce Cockrean, Global to Local Ltd, Tisbury, UK; 4. Environmental initiatives to improve the quality of the local environment: Kunda Nordic Cement AS, Estonia; Anne Randmer, Centre for Development Programmes, Estonia; Part 2: Certification and registration experiences; 5. Joint EMS and group certification: a cost-effective route for SMEs to achieve ISO 14001 Jonas Ammenberg, Linkoping University, Sweden, Berit Borjesson, Sweden, and Olof Hjelm, Linkoping University, Sweden; 6. Financial services and ISO 14001: the challenge of determining indirect environmental aspects in a global certification; Bettina Furrer and Heinrich Hugenschmidt, UBS AG, Switzerland; 7. Registration to ISO 14001: the view of assessors; David Robinson, British Standards Institution, UK, and Richard Gould, Environment Agency, UK; Part 3: Using information technology, ISO 14031 and other tools and methods; 8. Using information technology to automate integrated compliance management; David Harwood, ALSTOM Power, UK, Barry O'Brien, Waterford Crystal, Ireland, Paul F.; Monaghan, Q SET-USA, and Anne Downey, Q SET-International, Ireland; 9. ISO 14031 used as a tool in ISO 14001 or as an alternative for a simple EMS Kristian Eg Lockkegaard, Ernst & Young, Denmark; 10. Integration of business strategy in establishing significant environmental aspects Enrico Cagno and Paolo Trucco, Politecnico di Mi ano, Italy; 11. Setting up effective environmental management systems based on the concept of cleaner production: cases from small and medium-sized enterprises; Johannes Fresner, STENUM GmbH, Austria; 12. Performance-based ISO 14001 case studies from Taiwan Nonita T. Yap, University of Guelph, Canada; Part 4: Communication, training, empowerment and cultural issues; 13. ISO 14001 as an opportunity for engaging SMEs in Poland's environmental reforms Rafal Serafin, Polish Environmental Partnership Foundation, Gill Tatum, Groundwork, UK, and Heydel, BP Amoco, Poland; 14. Implementation of EMSs in seasonal hotels: assuring stability; Natalia Anguera, Silvia Ayuso and Pere Fullana, Randa Group SA, Spain; 15. ISO 14001 and the American Indian Reservation; Pamela S. Evers, Stephen F. Austin State University, USA; Part 5: Involving stakeholders: contractors, suppliers, customers and other stakeholders; 16. Anticipating greener supply chain demands: one Singapore company's journey to ISO 14001; Michael W. Toffel, Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) Pte Ltd, Singapore; 17. Integrating quality, environment, health and safety systems with customers and contractors; Adrian Carter, Amee Process & Energy, UK; 18. Environmental management systems and stakeholders: the Case of the Belgian Electricity Sector; Jean-Pierre Tack, Tractebel Development Engineering and the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium; 19. Unco-operative stakeholders: ISO 14001 as a means to co-ordinate efforts Quentin Farmar-Bowers, Star Eight Consulting, Australia; Part 6: Incorporating products, design and technology; 20. Technical and design tools: The Integration of ISO 14001, life-cycle development, environmental design and cost accounting; Matthew M. Mehalik, University of Virginia, USA; 21. ISO 14001 and design for the environment: a strategy for proactive design in building design, construction and renovation; Riva Krut, Benchmark Environmental Consulting, USA, and Jim Strycharz, New York City Transit Authority, USA; 22. ISO 14001 and the adoption of new techn logy: evidence from Western Australian companies; Dora Marinova, Murdoch University, Australia, and William Altham, Curtin University of Technology, Australia; Part 7: Environmental and economic benefits; 23. ISO 14001 and environmental performance: the management goal link; Jason Switzer and John Ehrenfeld, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and Vicki Milledge, University of Massachusetts, USA; 24. Assessment of the value of ISO 14001 in improving environmental performance Pamela J. Bridgen, Environment International Ltd, USA, and Nancy Helm, Environmental Protection Agency, USA; 25. Real financial benefits from ISO 14001 Potential for oconomic value added through ISO 14001 at Unique Images Ltd; Andy Hughes, URS Dames & Moore, UK, and Vicky Kemp, Loop Environmental Networks, UK; 26. Drivers and advantages of implementing EMS: Brazilian cases; Dalia Maimon, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Part 8: Sustainability and ISO 14001; 27. ISO 14001: a tool for municipal government to achieve sustainability. The experiences of Hamilton-Wentworth, Canada; Mark Bekkering, City of Toronto Urban Planning and Development Services, Canada, and David McCallum, M+A Environmental Consultants, Canada; 28. Proyecto Guadalajara: promoting sustainable development through the adoption of ISO 14001 by small and medium-sized enterprises; Richard P. Wells and David Galbraith, The Lexington Group, Environmental Management Consultants, Inc., USA; 29. Enhancement of ISO 14001 and the integration of sustainability into the footwear supply chain at Nike Inc.; Paula Valero, Nike Inc., USA, Naomi Gollogly, Freelance Writer and Consultant, USA, and Mark Curran, The Gauntlett Group, USA; 30. Designing a sustainability management system using The Natural Step framework Susan Burns, Natural Strategies Inc., USA

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