© 1999

International Environmental Management Benchmarks

Best Practice Experiences from America, Japan and Europe

  • David M. W. N. Hitchens
  • Jens Clausen
  • Klaus Fichter


  • Practice approaches in environmental management

  • International overview of important concepts and networks


Table of contents

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

  3. Best Practice Approaches in Environmental Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Gerd Ulrich Scholl, Susanne Nisius
      Pages 165-171
    3. Klaus Fichter, Thomas Loew, Jens Clausen
      Pages 173-185
    4. Matteo Bartolomeo, Federica Ranghieri
      Pages 197-209
    5. Helen Howes, Ali Khan, Corinne Boone, Takis Plagiannakos, Barb Reuber
      Pages 211-222

About this book


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.


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

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