Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the Environment: Business Imperatives

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This book tackles a largely neglected topic: small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their environmental impact. Over 90% of all firms are SMEs. Their importance to the health of national and international economies is recognised. But what of their environmental impact? Individually, this may be small but, collectively, they pose a huge and largely unregulated threat to national and indeed the global environment.

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Overview

This book tackles a largely neglected topic: small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their environmental impact. Over 90% of all firms are SMEs. Their importance to the health of national and international economies is recognised. But what of their environmental impact? Individually, this may be small but, collectively, they pose a huge and largely unregulated threat to national and indeed the global environment.

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"This is an excellent guide to the environmental attitudes, impacts and strategies of SMEs. The contributors come from a wide variety of backgrounds and Hillary has cleverly moulded their work into a coherent whole ... This makes a strong claim to be the definitive work on SMEs and the Environment."

"... should be recommended reading for anyone with an active interest in environmental issues, whether as a policy maker, a planner, or a manager, or those involved in academic research ... the strength of this book is that the experiences documented are of such a high quality."

From the Publisher
"This is an excellent guide to the environmental attitudes, impacts and strategies of SMEs. The contributors come from a wide variety of backgrounds and Hillary has cleverly moulded their work into a coherent whole ... This makes a strong claim to be the definitive work on SMEs and the Environment."

"... should be recommended reading for anyone with an active interest in environmental issues, whether as a policy maker, a planner, or a manager, or those involved in academic research ... the strength of this book is that the experiences documented are of such a high quality."

Chris Fay Chairman
In SMEs and the Environment, the complexities of how to engage small businesses in environmental stewardship are addressed by contributions from an international set of authors from academia, multilateral organisations and business. The book provides an excellent r‚sum‚ of the issues and is peppered with practical ideas on how to achieve success.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781874719229
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing UK
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Pages: 416

Table of Contents

Foreword
Chris Fay, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Business and the Environment (ACBE), UK

Introduction
Ruth Hillary, Network for Environmental Management and Auditing, London, UK

Section 1: Attitudes and perceptions of small firms to the environment

1. Small firms and the environment: factors that influence small and medium-sized enterprises' environmental behaviour
Ann Smith, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, UK, Robert Kemp, London Transport, UK, and Charles Duff, The Groundwork Foundation, Birmingham, UK

2. Small firms environmental ethics: How deep do they go?
Fiona Tilley, Foresight Research Centre, Durham University Business School, UK

3. Small and medium-sized enterprises and environmental compliance: attitudes among management and non-management
Judith Petts, Centre for Environmental Research and Training, University of Birmingham, UK

4. Small and medium-sized enterprises' perceptions of the environment: a study from Spain
Manuel Ludevid Anglada, Echevarría & Asociados, Barcelona, Spain

5. Sustainable development and small to medium-sized enterprises: a long way to go
Paul Gerrans, School of Finance and Business Economics, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia, and Bill Hutchinson, School of Management Information Systems, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia

6. Small business, sustainability and trade
Lynn Johannson, E2 Management Corporation (E2M), Ontario, Canada

Section 2: Environmental management in the smaller firm

7. Environmental management tools: some options for small and medium-sized enterprises
Richard Starkey, Centre for Corporate Environmental Management, University of Huddersfield, UK

8. Size matters: barriers and prospects for environmental management in small and medium-sized enterprises
Agneta Gerstenfeld and Hewitt Roberts, Entropy International Environmental Consulting Ltd, UK

9. What are 'appropriate' systems for assessing environmental risks and performance in small businesses?
Simon Whalley, Source Environmental Management Ltd and Environmental Risk Rating Ltd

10. The Eco-Management and Audit Scheme, ISO 14001 and the smaller firm
Ruth Hillary, Network for Environmental Management and Auditing, London, UK

11. Promoting cleaner production in small and medium-sized enterprises
Jonathan Hobbs, Business Council for Sustainable Development (North Sea Region)

12. An approach to sustainable product development relevant to small and medium-sized enterprises
John Holmberg and Ulrika Lundqvist, Department of Physical Resource Theory, Chalmers University of Technology and Goteborg University, Sweden, and Karl-Henrik Robert, The Natural Step, Stockholm, Sweden

13. Environmental innovation and small and medium-sized enterprises
Sandra Meredith, Centre for Research in Innovation Management, University of Brighton, UK

Section 3: Practical strategies for reaching small and medium-sized enterprises

14. Developing better systems for communications: environmental best practice in small business
Garrette Clark, United Nations Environment Programme’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, Paris, France

15. Environment, information and networks: how does information reach small and medium-sized enterprises?
Jane Hunt, Centre for the Study of Environmental Change, University of Lancaster, UK

16. Local authorities in dialogue with small and medium-sized enterprises
Charlotte Pedersen, Deloitte & Touche Environmental Services, Copenhagen, Denmark

17. The mentoring of small and medium-sized enterprises: insights from experiences in the United States
Walter W. Tunnessen III, Business and Environment Program, National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Washington DC, USA

18. Greening the supply chain: are formal environmental management systems appropriate for the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises?
Alan Powell, Enviro-Mark System Ltd, Derbyshire, UK

19. The interrelationship between environmental regulators, small and medium-sized enterprises and environmental help organisationsTim Fanshawe, Environment Agency, Bristol, UK

20. Time to reassess the small business environmental advisory system in the UK
Erik Bichard, The National Centre for Business and Ecology, Manchester, UK

21. Driving small and medium-sized enterprises towards environmental management: policy implementation in networks
Theo de Bruijn and Kris Lulofs, Center for Clean Technology and Environmental Policy, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Section 4: Case studies from around the world

22. Small-scale enterprises and the environment in developing countries
Andrew Scott, Intermediate Technology Development Group, Rugby, UK

23. Small plants, industrial pollution and poverty: evidence from Brazil and Mexico
Susmita Dasgupta, Development Economics Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC, USA, Robert E.B. Lucas, Economics Department, Boston University, MA, USA, and David Wheeler, Development Economics Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC, USA

24. Integration of environmental management systems and cleaner production: an Indonesian case study
Liana Bratasida, Environmental Impact Management Agency, Indonesia

25. Implementation of ISO 14001 in small and medium-sized enterprises: the Japanese experience
Keikou Terui, Standards Conformity Division, Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan

26. Helping small and medium-sized enterprises improve environmental management: lessons from proactive small and micro firms
Jason Palmer, Eclipse Research Consultants, Cambridge, UK

27. The environmental champion: making a start. Westfield: an SME success story
Liz Walley, Department of Business Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

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