Best Practice Experiences from America, Japan and Europe
Hitchens, David M.W.N., Clausen, Jens, Fichter, Klaus (Eds.)
Translated by Jaeger, G.
1999, VIII, 295 p.
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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.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Banken - Environmental Management - Nation - UNEP - business - concrete - development - ecology - environment - life-cycle assessment (LCA) - organization - organizations - production - productivity - sustainable development