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By Thomas Graedel, Jennifer Howard-Grenville

This textbook and reference fills a serious hole in literature at the complete environmental affects of business agencies. Nineteen chapters research person business sectors inherent "potential to pollute." The textual content is going directly to examine new applied sciences and practices for reworking environmentally degrading results of undefined, and indicates how managers can navigate those alterations and flow their businesses in the direction of long term environmental sustainability.

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The six codes govern pollution prevention, community awareness and emergency response, process safety, distribution, employee health and safety, and product stewardship. Each code stipulates management systems and operational practices that companies must implement. Criticized for not ensuring that members were actually implementing the Responsible Care r codes, the ACC started performing third-party verifications of members’ Responsible Care r programs. Also, while it still does not set blanket performance goals, the ACC now requires each member company to set at least one performance goal relating to Responsible Care.

Over time these issues were resolved. More than 100 covenants have now been negotiated; they deal not only with emissions reduction but also with product quality and energy conservation. Several conditions were important to the successful adoption of the covenant approach to environmental management. First, there was the political will to make a radical change in regulatory philosophy and administration. This translated into political pressure on industry to go along with this change. Second, there was a process to define clear and achievable environmental quality indicators and targets that were relevant to all target groups.

K. government’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Source: Pew Center on Global Climate Change. Company Profiles. org/ companies leading the way belc/company profiles/ The second broad category of international agreements that affect industrial environmental practice are trade agreements. The major framework for addressing international trade is the World Trade Organization (WTO). This body exists to promote free trade among member countries and it prohibits any country from developing a domestic policy that would discriminate against certain trading partners but not others.

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