The desire for corporate growth and an attention to environmental concerns are no longer viewed as mutually exclusive. This handbook shows that today's industries can actually enhance their long-term viability by observing the environmental regulations that govern them. Featuring contributions from more than 30 experts from the associated fields of law, business, and environmental science, this handbook offers insight into how industries can develop optimal environmental strategies and integrate them into long-term strategic plans to ensure business growth and competitive advantage at the national and international levels.
With the help of this book's many case studies and examples, business and technical executives should discover how to: enhance earnings and competitive position and practices by using innovative pollution prevention and Total Quality Management techniques; develop environmentally-friendly products and practices and project a positive "green" corporate image; limit financial liability and exposure by putting to work cost-effective approaches to remediation and compliance; plan new production or expansion in light of the environmental laws and regulations that affect existing operations; communicate effectively with the public in the aftermath of an environmental crisis; and take advantage of new investment and career opportunities in the burgeoning field of environmental business. The handbook also lists environmental regulatory agencies, industry associations, and environmental consulting firms and support groups that can assist executives in profitably reconciling corporate ambitions and environmental responsibility.