A-Z of Corporate Environmental Management

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Earthscan, 1997 - 373 pages
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Is aluminium bad for you? What is an Environment Management System? Is there an effective substitute for Chlorine Bleach? The A - Z of Corporate Environmental Management provides answers to these and many other questions, and is an invaluable guide to managing a company's environmental impact.

This practical directory assesses hundreds of products in common use, from aerosols to zinc, via formaldehyde and phosphates. Using an easy-to-understand format it: explains each product's use, its benefits and its environmental risks; recommends safer alternative choices where available; explains issues such as animal testing, eco-labels and recycling; and examines the main impacts of major industries, from aerospace to zoos. Its compact, jargon-free definitions will enable you to produce safer products and communicate your needs more effectively to suppliers.

Making extensive use of figures and cross-referencing, this book is ideal for managers who are introducing corporate environmental programmes and risk assessments, and for anyone who needs an objective view of environmental issues in business.

With over 800 entries, the A-Z of Corporate Environmental Management provides a clear and authoritative summary of the subject. Its encyclopedic coverage includes:

* Management strategies such as ISO 14001

* UK, EU and international legislation

* General issues, eg timber

* Toxic substances, eg organochlorines

* Waste management, eg landfill

* Disasters, eg contamination at the Union Carbide plant, Bhopal

* Water pollutants, eg chlorine

* Air pollutants, eg carbon monoxide

The A-Z will help you to:

* Reduce your organisation's impacts

* Understand major issues

* Decide which chemicals to use

* Assess whether you are complying with legislation

* Communicate with staff and customers

* Implement an environmental management system

With hundreds of best practice points, the A-Z shows how to reduce pollution, cut costs, improve staff motivation, increase sales and avoid litigation. Its checklists, charts and tables make it a highly practical tool for anyone needing to understand and implement environmental management.

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Contents

A cost sheet from Curtis Fine Papers
6
Coop Farms
10
The Camelford disaster
17
Plan for an environmental audit
25
Varta
30
Species loss the water vole
35
Biogas in action
36
Eliminating cadmium
44
Responsibility for environmental issues
162
inputs outputs and the effects of processes
165
Detailed environmental impacts
166
The five elements of ISO 14001
174
A matrix for assessing a products lifetime impact
189
Saving money by reducing liquid waste
192
Sheffield City Council
197
The rise of the car
209

Car pooling
50
McDonalds
52
Cement works or toxic waste incinerators?
54
The process of gaining certification to ISO 14001
58
New uses for solid waste
61
Moving from the country to the town
70
Museum of Science and Industry Manchester
73
Comparison between an ordinary power station and CHP
74
The use of recycled material
79
Paying for the past
83
timber and paper industry
88
Does DDT simply not go away?
92
Hong Kong
99
Comparison of EMAS and ISO 14001
110
The EMAS structure
111
Structure of a typical environmental management system
123
Fire protection starts with a survey
133
The impacts of burning fossil fuels
138
The effect of carbon dioxide on global warming
145
The green grid
148
The impact of ozone depletion
229
The three arrow mark
230
The UK packaging chain
232
Measuring performance factors
243
Waste management system for plastics
252
Preparing an environmental policy
255
Global population billions
258
Inputs and outputs for a ketchup factory
264
A structure for managing risks
294
Action to prevent environmental risk
295
EPAs hierarchy of waste treatment
311
Stakeholders
315
Requirements for an environmental target
323
An environmental training course
337
The numbers of insects and mites on various English trees
339
Preferred methods of dealing with waste
351
Waste stream analysis
352
Reference Section
366
Acknowledgements and Sources of Information
372
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About the author (1997)

Kit Sadgrove is Director of the Business Institute, providing environmental training and consultancy. He is the author of The Green Manager's Handbook (1992), ISO 9000 Made Easy (1994), The Complete Guide to Business Risk Management (1996) and Making TQM Work (1995).

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