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Effective Management of Benchmarking Projects by Mohamed Zairi

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8    The diversity of benchmarking:examples of best practice

Since it is a joy to have the benefit of what is good, it is a greater one to experience what is better

Goethe

What is food to one is to others bitter poison

Lucretius

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Margaret Hungerford

8.1    Benchmarking in the environment

8.1.1   Introduction

Focus on the environment is becoming a growing practice among business organizations in all parts of the world. There is more pressure on companies now to develop and implement environmental policies and procedures and to start taking the impact of the environmental issues as a critical element of the competitive equation.

Various surveys at corporate level have indicated how important environmental issues ...

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