International Environmental Management Benchmarks - Hitchens, David M.W.N. / Clausen, Jens / Fichter, Klaus (eds.)

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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…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
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.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 10568107
  • 1999.
  • Erscheinungstermin: 12. März 1999
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 241mm x 163mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 576g
  • ISBN-13: 9783540652960
  • ISBN-10: 3540652965
  • Artikelnr.: 09179847
Autorenporträt
Experts from ten countries share their know-how on how to achieve excellency in environmental performance and present concrete steps towards a sustainable company. The book also introduces international networks, business organizations and governmental agencies that promote the greening of industry.
Inhaltsangabe
A Requirements and Framework for the Sustainable Company.- 1 Steps Towards the Sustainable Company - Requirements and Strategic Starting Points.- 2 Goals for the Sustainable Company.- 3 The Influence of Environmental Regulation on Company Competitiveness: A Review of the Literature and Some Case Study Evidence.- 4 Environment and Competitiveness of Companies.- 5 From Environmental Management Towards Sustainable Entrepreneurship.- 6 Mandatory Environmental Reporting: Chance or Risk for Companies?.- 7 Environmental Performance Evaluation - The Link Between Management Systems and Reality.- 8 Eco-efficiency in Banking - From Assessing the Risks to Expanding the Opportunities.- B Best Practice Approaches in Environmental Management.- 1 New Concepts in Environmental Auditing - The Application of Auditing Techniques to Environmental Management Systems.- 2 Waste Is Good Material at the Wrong Place - Perspectives of a Recycling Economy.- 3 Japanese Approaches to Environmental Management.-