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.
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