10 golden principles .....
1. Environmental Protection
Protect the environment by seeking to reduce any adverse impact of the business\'s operations and products on air, water, land and living organisms to a level where the cost to society of further reductions are no longer offset by the benefits.
2. Environmental Management
Recognise environmental management as an integral and important corporate priority. The lead on environmental management should come from the top. As with other corporate priorities, Chief Executives need to set objectives and monitor progress. There should be a well-defined management structure. In particular, there should be a clear line of responsibility for the implementation of environmental management. Where necessary, specialist advisors should be employed to assist line management in discharging their responsibilities.
3. Performance Assessment
Meet or exceed all applicable standards and regulations. Where standards and regulations do not exist
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Environmental management is not, as the phrase could suggest, the management of the environment as such, but rather the management of interaction by the modern human societies with, and impact upon the environment. The three main issues that affect managers are those involving politics (networking), programs (projects), and resources (money, facilities, etc.). The need for environmental management can be viewed from a variety of perspectives. A more common philosophy and impetus behind environmental management is the concept of carrying capacity. Simply put, carrying capacity refers to the maximum number of organisms a particular resource can sustain. The concept of carrying capacity, whilst understood by many cultures over history, has its roots in Malthusian theory. Environmental management is therefore not the conservation of the environment solely for the environment\'s sake, but rather the conservation of the environment for humankind\'s sake