Pollution reduction attempts, without consideration of costs and benefits, are likely to destroy stock market values of corporations. Companies are faced with a plethora of alternatives to reduce pollution as pollution control moves from command-and-control to market-based regulations. This book offers new insights into implementing environmental programs in companies of any size. The reader is walked through all phases of an environmental management program, including self-evaluation, product and process evaluation, environmental reporting, product labeling, environmental auditing, industry standards, environmental performance metrics, environmental accounting, and total quality environmental management tools. ISO 14000 standards applicable to various phases of environmental management systems are described in detail. This book explains in-depth how to initiate, develop, and implement environmental programs in a total quality management framework and integrate environmental factors in critical corporate decisions. This work, written primarily for practicing managers, should also be of interest to scholars and students in business management.
Total Quality Environmental Management