The Business Guide to Sustainability

The Business Guide to Sustainability

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Winner of Choice Magazine - Outstanding Academic Titles for 2007 Sustainability promises both reduced environmental impacts and real cash savings for any organization - be it a business, non-profit/NGO or government department. This easy-to-use manual has been written by top business consultants specifically to help managers, business owners, organizational leaders and aspiring environmental managers/sustainability coordinators to improve their organization's environmental, social and economic performance. The authors demystify 'sustainability', untangle the plethora of sustainability frameworks, tools and practices, and make it easy for the average person in any organization to move towards sustainability. Organized by sector (manufacturing, services and office operations, and government) and common organizational functions (senior management, facilities, human resources, purchasing, environmental affairs and compliance, marketing and public relations, and finance and accounting), the authors show how organizations can incorporate sustainability into their everyday work through the application of useful tools and self-assessments.A Ford Explorer will never get the same mileage as a hybrid Toyota Prius, no matter how carefully the owner drives or maintains the vehicle. ... Design for environment (DfE) is a set of practices that strive to reduce the environmental impacts ofa product in its production as well as in its end use. ... Are all the plastic parts labelled and is each part made from only one type of plastic so that it can be recycled?

Title:The Business Guide to Sustainability
Author: Darcy Hitchcock, Marsha Willard
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-05-04

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