Keywords: climate change, environmental management, waste management, organisations, business efficiency, environmental policies
The role of organisations in enhanced global environmental management: perspectives on climate change and waste management strategies
This paper examines the drivers for and strategies employed in the implementation of climate change mitigation at the organisational level. The study employed a desk-based survey of the environmental policies of selected companies worldwide from a range of sectors including the energy, commercial, financial and educational sectors. The findings suggest that international and national environmental policies and competitive advantage were amongst the key drivers for action. Whilst a number of strategies were employed, there were generally similar approaches adopted across the sectors selected. It was also demonstrated that a holistic, multi-strategic approach is important for success.