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Environmental Ethics: How can corporate responsibility and environmental ethics be encouraged?

Environmental Ethics relates to 'corporate and social responsibility' by Government, industry, the professions and scientists for the environment and the community.

The book focuses on standards, quality, environmental audit and 'best practice', as well as ideals towards which countries can aspire to protect the global environment and implement the Rio Treaties. Environmental Ethics integrates, but extends, the subjects of environmental law and sustainable management.

This comprehensive international book on environmental issues and ethics unites 'best ideas' with 'best practices' for global corporate and social responsibility. It is designed for practitioners in business, government and the professions for improving the environmental policy process, devising 'good management' practices and implementation of sustainable development including the Rio Treaties, as well as for training and education.

The book serves as a core text for the new university and college courses (e.g. MBA) on 'environmental ethics' and 'corporate and social responsibility'.

The contents present blueprints for:

  • Ethics and Corporate Responsibility by Government
  • Ethics and Corporate Responsibility by Industry, such as the nuclear energy industry
  • Ethics and Environmental Audit
  • Environmental Liability
  • Ethics and Environmental Reporting
  • Science, Technology and Environmental Ethics

Foreword by the recent Chairman of the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, with contributions ranging from the Canadian Federal Government, a Local Agenda 21 case-study (UK local government), and Professor H. George Frederickson (USA) on 'Social Equity between Generations'. The book also analyses original case-studies, such as 'The Bhopal Gas Disaster' (India) and 'Industrial Quarrying in the Yorkshire Dales' (UK).

The book is an indispensable guide to 'best practice' and for educational and training courses, containing references to practices in the UK, the USA, Canada, India and Japan, as well as the EC Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).

Title: Environmental Ethics: Teaching Ethics Series
Editor: Rosamund M. Thomas, Ph.D., M.A. (Cantab)
Binding: Hardback, pp. 805
Published: 1st Edition, October 1996
Price: £39.99
ISBN: 978-1-871891-06-5


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