Corporate responses to environmental challenges : initiatives by multinational management

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Corporate responses to environmental challenges : initiatives by multinational management

Ann Rappaport and Margaret Fresher Flaherty ; foreword by Willim R. Moomaw ; prepared under the auspices of the Center for Environmental Management, Tufts University

Quorum Books, 1992

  • : alk. paper

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-173) and index

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内容説明

Environmental concerns are on the corporate agenda, and companies are searching for effective managerial strategies. Multinational corporations command huge financial resources and technical skills, and their actions toward the environment can have a profound impact. Drawing detailed examples from major multinational companies, this book provides a wealth of practical insight on how companies approach the difficult task of responding to an increasing variety of environmental challenges. The authors identify several specific programs being developed and implemented by corporations to establish accountability for environment, health and safety and to integrate environmental concerns throughout the corporate decision making process. The material in this work is drawn from extensive interviews conducted in U.S.-based companies, and examinations of production facilities in developed and developing countries. In addition, results of a survey on corporate environment, health and safety practices are woven into the analysis. Although they note that there are inadequacies in some corporate responses to environmental challenges, the authors contend that improved practice will result from actions on the part of government and universities, as well as companies themselves. This book will help decision makers review their environmental programs and develop sound strategies to overcome the corporate environmental anxiety that, We know we're out of compliance somewhere in the world all of the time.

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Foreword Introduction Multinational Corporations: Impacts and Challenges Case Study Protocol and Survey Method Polices and Structures Management Challenges in Chemicals and Instruments Environment, Health and Safety Program Components Environment, Health and Safety Programs in Case Companies: Oil and Gas, Household Products, Pulp and Paper International Challenges: Standards for EHS Brazil and Mexico: Foreign Operations of Oil and Gas and Household Products What Drives a Good Program? Multinationals and the Environment: The Challenges of Sustainable Development Selected Bibliography Index

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