Since the U.S. Department of Energy (as well as other Federal and International agencies) will stop granting contracts to companies that fail to comply with 14000 standards, the search is on for any book that will make 14000 compliance easier. Tom Welch, with more than 20 years experience in environmental engineering and project management, provides such a book! Moving Beyond Environmental Compliance: A Handbook for Integrating Pollution Prevention with ISO 14000 is the first text to combine the best aspects of Pollution Prevention (P2), Total Quality Management (TQM), and ISO 14000, into a comprehensive "how-to" guidebook for achieving environmental compliance.
The ever-increasing cost of environmental compliance as it is passed onto consumers, cuts into the profit margin and reduces an organization's competitive edge. At the very least, compliance cuts into operating budgets, and directs attention away from the primary business of an organization. This handbook demystifies the implementation of effective environmental management systems as described in the ISO 14000, and clarifies the application of effective pollution prevention methodologies that can drastically reduce this compliance burden.
Table of Contents
An Idea Whose Time Has Come
An Overview of ISO 14000 and Other Environmental Standards
Leadership Implementation of the EMS
An Overview of the Pollution Prevention Cycle
The Vulnerability Assessment
The Baseline Assessment
The Opportunity Assessment
Implementing Your Opportunities
Your EMS Manual and P2 Plan
Checking Your Environmental Pulse
The Pre-Visit Questionnaire
Continually Improving Your EMS
This book shows businesses how to implement effective environmental management systems, as described under ISO 14000 and apply pollution prevention methodologies to reduce their compliance burden. It explains how to properly conduct and apply the three basic steps of starting and maintaining an effective pollution prevention program: the vulnerability assessment, baseline assessment, and opportunity assessment. It also tells readers how to minimize waste generating processes.