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Global Environmental Problem
~Dr Dilip Ganguly

Attending to the Global Environmental Problem

The global environmental problem is a growing concern, and needs to be attended to immediately. Spreading awareness of environmental problems, and responding to them without delay is absolutely necessary to deal with the global problem effectively.

1. The Pressures that Drive Our Attention to the Global Environmental Problem

  • Increasing complexity of environmental issues.
  • Proliferation of laws and regulations.
  • Increasing financial liabilities.
  • Greater public awareness.
  • Customer or consumer demand.
  • Competitive pressures and opportunities.
  • Increasing insurance premiums.
Training and building awareness of the global environmental problem

2. How the Pressures that Drive Our Attention to Tackling the Global Environmental Problem Can Be Dealt With

  • The Systematic Approach.
  • The Generic Approach (Applies to all sectors).
  • The Proactive Approach.
  • The Voluntary Approach.
  • The System Based Approach.
  • Focusing on Legislative measures and continuous improvement.

3. Actions that Will Help Tackle the Global Environmental Problem and Improve Environmental Performance

  • Management Strategies.
  • Modifying organization structure or roles and responsibilities to enhance effectiveness of Environmental Management.
  • Modifying or formalizing procedures.
  • Training and building awareness of the global environmental problem.
  • Developing and building awareness of the global environmental problem.
  • Developing, implementing, monitoring, inspecting, record-keeping and reporting systems.
  • Technology Strategies.

In effect, we have to go in for a system to control environment related issues and that system is available in EMS. (Environment Management System IS/ISO 14001: 1996 updated to IS/ISO 14001: 2004).

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