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International Environmental Management Benchmarks

Best Practice Experiences from America, Japan and Europe

  • David M. W. N. Hitchens
  • Jens Clausen
  • Klaus Fichter
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Requirements and Framework for the Sustainable Company

  3. Best Practice Approaches in Environmental Management

  4. International Organizations and Networks on Environmental Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-243
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 285-295

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Banken Environmental Management Nation UNEP business concrete development ecology environment life-cycle assessment (LCA) organization organizations production productivity sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • David M. W. N. Hitchens
    • 1
  • Jens Clausen
    • 2
  • Klaus Fichter
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsThe Queen’s University of BelfastBelfastNorthern Ireland
  2. 2.Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (IÖW) gGmbHHannoverGermany
  3. 3.Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (IÖW) gGmbHBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-58442-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63596-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58442-8
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