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The Environmental Integration Initiative

Tools

Management Tools
This manual includes brief descriptions of some of the most popular: Toxics Use Reduction, Design for the Environment, Total Cost Accounting, and Environmental Management Systems.

 

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any tools used by managers are intended primarily to improve environmental performance. This manual includes brief descriptions of some of the most popular: Toxics Use Reduction, Design for the Environment, Total Cost Accounting, and Environmental Management Systems.

Management tools that are aimed at improving productivity and quality such as Lean Production, Just in Time (JIT), and ISO 9000, can also contribute to cleaner manufacturing. Anything that helps managers to learn more about their firm's production processes and materials handling can show opportunities for more efficient resource and materials use and can provide a framework for making changes. Along with improved quality, these changes help avoid waste, a key concept in cleaner production.

A description of these types of tools follows.

Management Tools

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Created by the Environmental Integration Initiative
Revised: 05/03/02

URL: http://www.mmpmfg.org/cleaner/
Online manual developed by Greg Geyer and MPWM