Environmental

Environmental

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 16:23

Environmental Management vs. Social Responsibility

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As a nation, we have become more aware that what we do affects the world around us; many companies have initiated some environmental initiatives. For some it’s as simple as switching off lights and computers and instituting recycling programs; for others it involves monitoring their paper, water, or energy use and then reducing or offsetting their carbon footprint--or implementing an ISO 14001 environmental management system to obtain recognition for their efforts. Most companies see significant employee interest and participation in reducing the company’s impact both internally, locally and globally. But, of course the key to good strategic environmental initiatives is to identify the programs that will not cost you more than they save in either regulatory fines or reduced waste.