Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries

ECODESIGN -- The Competitive Advantage

Authors: Wimmer, W., LEE, K.M., Polak, J., Quella, F.

  • Describes and explains EuP-directive and standard IEC 62430
  • Offers practical guidelines for CE-mark Ecodesign compliance and sustainable manufacturing
  • Includes detailed sample checklists
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About this book

Two significant trends are shaping the environmental agenda: Green procurement - more and more businesses, governments and even consumers are seeking ecoproducts; and, new product related guidelines, directives and regulations have already been developed. How should business respond? There are tools and approaches available. This book, "ECODESIGN – the competitive advantage", was written specifically to provide guidance and will help managers of small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as others interested in the management of business, in a range of ways, including: how to best deal with the European Union’s new Ecodesign directives; how to understand the concepts behind (and the process of calculating) the carbon footprint of products; how to prepare for future challenges related to, for example, climate change, resource depletion and shortages, increasing restrictions on the use of toxic substances, and energy management; and how to best position products which have been environmentally improved in a competitive marketplace. In order to deal with the myriad of challenges, the authors have included simple, but detailed checklists that can be used to evaluate a company’s operations and serve as a guide to finding solutions. These have been structured around the corporate, management, product and production levels typically found in any enterprise. Environmental expenditures should not be viewed as costs, but rather investments – with the expectation that prudent investment will yield competitive advantage.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Sustainability as a Competitive Business Advantage

    Wimmer, Wolfgang (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Situation Analysis

    Wimmer, Wolfgang (et al.)

    Pages 23-64

  • Strategy Development

    Wimmer, Wolfgang (et al.)

    Pages 65-103

  • Action Plan Development

    Wimmer, Wolfgang (et al.)

    Pages 105-159

  • Examples

    Wimmer, Wolfgang (et al.)

    Pages 161-189

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9127-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9126-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3348-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
ECODESIGN -- The Competitive Advantage
Authors
Series Title
Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9127-7
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9127-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9126-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3348-0
Series ISSN
1571-4780
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 228
Topics