21_posting_-_Environmental_Mgt

21_posting_-_Environmental_Mgt - Environmental Management...

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11/24/2010 1 Environmental Management “Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.” William Ruckelshaus
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11/24/2010 2 Similarities to Quality Mgt? Mindset Cost of doing business vs. strategic advantage Focus of control Outgoing (defects or pollution) vs. Prevention Organizational role Separate departments vs. Integrated in Operations International standards ISO 9000, ISO 14000 Differences?
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11/24/2010 3 Tragedy of the Commons Overuse of common resources Examples? Solutions Resources Convert to private property Allocate usage rights Cesspool Regulate Voluntary reductions
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11/24/2010 4 Our Environmental Footprint In the United States, it takes 9.4 hectares* to supply the average person's needs; in the Netherlands, 4.4 hectares; in India, 0.9 hectares. Global average is 2.7 hectares per person. Most strikingly, if the entire world lived like Americans, it would take more than four planet Earths to support the present world population. Source: Global Footprint Network, 2008. * 1 hectare = 10k sq meters = 2.47 acres
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11/24/2010 5 What We Take 97% of ancient forests in North America are gone Every day 20 billion more gallons of water are drawn out than replaced The Ogallala aquifer will dry within 30-40 years at this rate Source: Hawken, Ecology of Commerce
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11/24/2010 6 Who is to Blame? 1901 King Camp Gillette
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11/24/2010 7 How should business respond? Business should only comply with regulations
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