Sustaining Environmental Management Success: Best Business Practices from Industry Leaders / Edition 1

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For business and environmental professionals looking to sort through the latest trends in environmental management systems.

Sustaining Environmental Management Success is the essential guide to the latest practices and trends driving environmental management in business today. The authors, experts in this field, provide a thorough explanation of the many issues of environmental management, discussing its relationship to sustainability and value-based management. By offering real-world examples from leading companies who are pushing the envelope on environmental management practices, this book clearly lays out ways for you and your company to find and sustain success with your own initiatives. The profiles woven throughout the book emphasize key concepts and applications, as well as provide measures for assessing performance. The book also covers such key topics as writing an environmental policy, identifying environmental aspects, integrating business goals with environmental management systems, achieving sustainability, and integrating quality management initiatives.

Sustaining Environmental Management Success includes real-world examples from many U.S. and international businesses leading the way with new and effective environmental management practices, such as Chrysler, Gillette, Digital Equipment, Baxter Polaroid, Northern Telecom, Georgia-Pacific, and numerous smaller enterprises.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471246459
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/22/1998
  • Series: Quality Management Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

W. Gary Wilson is Associate Vice President and Senior Program Manager for Environmental Management Services at the Boston consultancy QST Environmental, Inc. He has more than 28 years of experience in the field of environmental management and performance measurements, and is a member of the TC 207, the international committee which formulated the ISO 14000 series of standards. Both Wilson and Sasseville are coauthors with Robert Lawson of the ISO 14000 Answer Book (Wiley).

Dennis R. Sasseville is Senior Manager for KPMG Peat Marwick's Environmental Management Practice. He has over 25 years of experience in environmental, health and safety planning, policy-making, and business advisory services, and is also a member of the TC 207.

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Table of Contents


On the Road to Sustainability Through Environmental Management.

Trends and Drivers for Environmental Management.

Vision, Values, and Leadership.


Environmental Management Systems.

Planning Your Company's EMS.

Implementing Your Company's EMS.

Monitoring and Improving EMS Performance.

Third-Party Certification.

Measuring and Reporting Environmental Performance.


Business, Quality, and Environmental Integration.

Value-Based Environmental Management and Sustainability.





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