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By Ken Green, Peter Groenewegen, Peter S. Hofman (auth.), Ken Green, Peter Groenewegen, Peter S. Hofman (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9401009082

ISBN-13: 9789401009089

ISBN-10: 9401038155

ISBN-13: 9789401038157

The debate on sustainable construction frequently leads to discussions at the feasibility of far-reaching adjustments on the subject of the competitiveness of businesses. itself and policy-makers are likely to again clear of undertaking profound approaches of commercial transformation. Examples of businesses who've voluntarily moved past what's noticeable as 'reasonable' and 'feasible' can conquer this impasse. This e-book collects a superb pattern of businesses who've taken up their accountability during this admire. to cite the editors of this e-book: "They are instances that will supply different corporations and policy-makers with rules for leading edge environmental responses which are outdoor the slowly emerging development of development that we're at the moment staring at: in brief, the circumstances are of organizations and ideas which are sooner than the curve". The editors and plenty of of the authors of this quantity are contributors of the Greening of community and feature been debating with each other for years. based in 1991, the Greening of community contains over 1500 contributors representing academia, company, public curiosity, exertions and govt from greater than 50 nations. individuals interact to construct regulations and methods towards making a sustainable destiny via many autos -- coordinating study efforts, guides, making plans and collaborating in workshops, public boards and meetings. to supply gain to broader society, the community stimulates public discussion and brings jointly educational researchers from many disciplines with different stakeholders who often don't interact in coalitions.

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The purpose was not to prioritise these issues. Rather, in order 'to be the finest' it was argued that the company would need to address them all. However, to 'make sense' of the issues, the participants collectively sought to categorise the raw issues, agreeing to identify which issues related to one another and what collective definition should be used to describe each set of issues. To do this the issues were sorted, amalgamated and themes were developed by mutual consent of the group. The group identified six themes that covered all but one of the issues.

Numerous tools have become available that can be used by companies. This doesn't mean that the implementation of environmental management has become an easy task for companies. For individual companies often it still implies a drastic shift in vision, in addition to all kind of organisational and managerial changes. Some companies prove to be better equipped for realising these changes than others. In this chapter we will tell the story of one company, DRUK, that has managed to make a tremendous switch within one decade.

By the end of 1993, DRUK decided to implement environmental management. The first step in the project was to determine the actual performance. DRUK lacked the capacity (and expertise) to do this by themselves. Therefore they hired a trainee. He analysed the situation from a technical, organisational and legal perspective.

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