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International Environmental Management Benchmarks: Best Practice Experiences from America, Japan and Europe

Edited By: DMWN Hitchens, J Clausen and K Fichter

293 pages, 40 figs, 16 tabs


Hardback | Dec 1999 | #95732 | ISBN: 3540652965
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Facing the challenges of globalization and ecology, the standards for economic, social and environmental performance of companies are becoming more demanding. This book shows what sustainable development means for the business community and presents best practice approaches in environmental management from Japan, the USA, Brazil and seven European countries. The book stresses that international competitiveness depends on the effective use of innovative management tools and has to be supported by an intelligent system of environmental regulation, that is, promoting innovation and eco-efficiency. Experts with many years of practical experience share their know-how on how to achieve excellency in environmental performance and present concrete steps towards a sustainable company.


Steps Towards the Sustainable Company - Requirements and Strategic Starting Points.- Goals for the Sustainable Company.- The Influence of Environmental Regulation on Company Competitiveness: A Review of the Literature and Some Case Study Evidence.- Environment and Competitiveness of Companies.- From Environmental Management Towards Sustainable Entrepreneurship.- Mandatory Environmental Reporting: Chance or Risk for Companies?- Environmental Performance Evaluation - The Link Between Management Systems...

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