5Environmental sustainability

This chapter defines the structure, functions, and typical goals of a corporate environmental department at a high level and outlines methods for integrating environmental management with corporate responsibility.

Keep close to Nature’s heart … and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean (John Muir).

Similar to my own experience, many people who migrate into the field of corporate responsibility have a background in the environmental field. For these people, this chapter will be too basic. The concept underlying this chapter is to provide the information needed for the corporate responsibility manager to effectively interface with the company’s ...

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