Environmental Management Systems And Principles

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Project Topic/Description Environmental Management systems and principles have been incorporated by organizations and corporations since the introduction of these concepts. These provide the necessary guidance for companies to reduce their impacts on the environment. Environmental Management is not only being applied by the United States (US) regions, but along all countries within the world. Within few decades, other approaches such as social responsibility and sustainable development have arisen. According to ISO 26000:2010 Guidance on Social Responsibility:
Social responsibility is the responsibility of an organization for the impacts of its decisions and activities on society and the environment, through transparent and ethical behavior that:
• Contributes to sustainable development, including health and the welfare of society;
• Takes into account the expectations of stakeholders;
• Is in compliance with applicable law and consistent with international norms of behavior; and
• Is integrated throughout the organization and practiced in its relationships.
Moreover, for Diesendorf (1999), “Sustainable development comprises types of economic and social development which protect and enhance the natural environment and social equity” (p. 3). Within these, several questions have been developed regarding the connection between the three concepts, and more importantly the extent in which different regions have been involved within environmental management systems, and have…
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