Environmental Certification for Organisations and Products: Management Approaches and Operational To
Environmental certification is an effective tool to manage the environmental impact made by companies, to leverage their competitive capabilities and to ensure their compliance with environmental principles in the case of production processes located in developing countries. As a result, environmental certification is becoming increasingly adopted by companies globally and the growth of new environmental standards – with different scopes, aims and roles – calls for a clear and updated systematization of the issue. This book provides an up-to-date overview of the different environmental certification tools and their respective roles and added value in a corporate management perspective.
New certifiable standards for processes and products have been continuously developed, updated and renewed. This book provides a comprehensive and operational overview of the different types of environmental certification as well as an examination of the practical methods and tools to implement the standards for each certification. In identifying the most important requirements and standards for the issuing of environmental certification of both products and processes, the book demonstrates how companies can obtain operational methods to develop an environmental management system or a product certification in practice.
Balancing a complete theoretical presentation of the issue with an operational perspective, the book supports the adoption and implementation of environmental certification tools and should be an invaluable resource for professionals as well as students and scholars of environmental management, sustainable business and corporate social responsibility.