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SMEs and the ENVIRONMENT




APOLOGIES FOR CROSS-POSTING

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to announce the publication on 25th February 2000 of

SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES AND THE ENVIRONMENT: BUSINESS IMPERATIVES
Contributing Editor: Dr Ruth Hillary
The Network for Environmental Management and Auditing, UK
Foreword by Chris Fay
Chair, Advisory Committee on Business and the Environment (ACBE), UK

400pp   234mm x 156mm
Hardback: ISBN 1 874719 22 5 
£35.00/US$65.00


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THIS BOOK tackles a largely neglected topic: small and medium-sized
enterprises (SMEs) and their environmental impact. Over 90% of all firms
are SMEs. Their importance to the health of national and international
economies is recognised. But what of their environmental impact?
Individually, this may be small but, collectively, they pose a huge and
largely unregulated threat to national and indeed the global environment.

There have been many failed attempts to engage SMEs in environmental
stewardship. Why is this? And where are the success stories needed to
set best-practice examples? Environmental protection is widely touted as
being a win-win scenario for business with economic spin-offs in terms
of energy and waste reduction quickly producing payback for capital
expenditures. Why is the 'good environmental management equals good
business management' message not getting through?

In 'Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the Environment' Dr Ruth
Hillary brings together an outstanding international collection of
experts from government, international and national support agencies,
academics and the business community to present arguments about the key
environmental business imperatives facing the small-firm sector.

The book is divided into four sections:

* Attitudes and Perceptions of Small Firms to the Environment and
Sustainability
* Environmental Management in the Smaller Firm
* Practical Strategies for Reaching SMEs
* Case Studies from around the World

In these sections, the book examines the threats—such as trade, supply
chain issues and legislative compliance—but is also solution-oriented,
with considerable discussion of the management tools smaller firms can
use to improve their environmental performance. It aims to provide
practical strategies for smaller firms and to that end includes a range
of informative case studies from around the world

'Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the Environment' is the most
comprehensive book on the subject available and will prove invaluable
not only to SMEs themselves, seeking to understand a rapidly changing
world, but to consultants and small-business advisors, local and central
government and to all those in academia looking for ways to improve the
environmental performance of small businesses.




"In SMEs and the Environment, the complexities of how to engage small
businesses in environmental stewardship are addressed by contributions
from an international set of authors from academia, multilateral
organisations and business. The book provides an excellent résumé of the
issues and is peppered with practical ideas on how to achieve success."

Chris Fay, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Business and the Environment
(ACBE), UK



Contents


Foreword
Chris Fay, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Business and the Environment
(ACBE), UK

Introduction
Ruth Hillary, Network for Environmental Management and Auditing, London, UK


Section 1: Attitudes and Perceptions of Small Firms to the Environment
and Sustainability

1. Small firms and the environment: factors that influence small and
medium-sized enterprises' environmental behaviour
Ann Smith, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of
Hertfordshire, UK, Robert Kemp, London Transport, UK, and Charles Duff,
The Groundwork Foundation, Birmingham, UK

2. Small firms' environmental ethics: How deep do they go?
Fiona Tilley, Foresight Research Centre, Durham University Business
School, UK

3. Small and medium-sized enterprises and environmental compliance:
attitudes among management and non-management
Judith Petts, Centre for Environmental Research and Training, University
of Birmingham, UK

4. Small and medium-sized enterprises' perceptions of the environment: a
study from Spain
Manuel Ludevid Anglada, Echevarria & Asociados, Barcelona, Spain

5. Sustainable development and small to medium-sized enterprises: a long
way to go
Paul Gerrans, School of Finance and Business Economics, Edith Cowan
University, Perth, Western Australia, and Bill Hutchinson, School of
Management Information Systems, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western
Australia

6. Small business, sustainability and trade
Lynn Johannson, E2 Management Corporation (E2M), Ontario, Canada


Section 2: Environmental Management in the Smaller Firm

7. Environmental management tools: some options for small and
medium-sized enterprises
Richard Starkey, Centre for Corporate Environmental Management,
University of Huddersfield, UK

8. Size matters: barriers and prospects for environmental management in
small and medium-sized enterprises
Agneta Gerstenfeld and Hewitt Roberts, Entropy International
Environmental Consulting Ltd, UK

9. What are 'appropriate' systems for assessing environmental risks and
performance in small businesses?
Simon Whalley, Source Environmental Management Ltd and Environmental
Risk Rating Ltd

10. The Eco-Management and Audit Scheme, ISO 14001 and the smaller firm
Ruth Hillary, Network for Environmental Management and Auditing, London, UK

11. Promoting cleaner production in small and medium-sized enterprises
Jonathan Hobbs, Business Council for Sustainable Development (North Sea
Region)

12. An approach to sustainable product development relevant to small and
medium-sized enterprises
John Holmberg and Ulrika Lundqvist, Department of Physical Resource
Theory, Chalmers University of Technology and Goteborg University,
Sweden, and Karl-Henrik Robert, The Natural Step, Stockholm, Sweden

13. Environmental innovation and small and medium-sized enterprises
Sandra Meredith, Centre for Research in Innovation Management,
University of Brighton, UK


Section 3: Practical Strategies for Reaching Small and Medium-Sized
Enterprises

14. Developing better systems for communications: environmental best
practice in small business
Garrette Clark, United Nations Environment Programme's Division of
Technology, Industry and Economics, Paris, France

15. Environment, information and networks: how does information reach
small and medium-sized enterprises?
Jane Hunt, Centre for the Study of Environmental Change, University of
Lancaster, UK

16. Local authorities in dialogue with small and medium-sized enterprises
Charlotte Pedersen, Deloitte & Touche Environmental Services,
Copenhagen, Denmark

17. The mentoring of small and medium-sized enterprises: insights from
experiences in the United States
Walter W. Tunnessen III, Business and Environment Program, National
Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Washington DC, USA

18. Greening the supply chain: are formal environmental management
systems appropriate for the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises?
Alan Powell, Enviro-Mark System Ltd, Derbyshire, UK

19. The interrelationship between environmental regulators, small and
medium-sized enterprises and environmental help organisations
Tim Fanshawe, Environment Agency, Bristol, UK

20. Time to reassess the small business environmental advisory system in
the UK
Erik Bichard, The National Centre for Business and Ecology, Manchester, UK

21. Driving small and medium-sized enterprises towards environmental
management: policy implementation in networks
Theo de Bruijn and Kris Lulofs, Center for Clean Technology and
Environmental Policy, University of Twente, The Netherlands


Section 4: Case Studies from around the World

22. Small-scale enterprises and the environment in developing countries
Andrew Scott, Intermediate Technology Development Group, Rugby, UK

23. Small plants, industrial pollution and poverty: evidence from Brazil
and Mexico
Susmita Dasgupta, Development Economics Research Group, World Bank,
Washington, DC, USA, Robert E.B. Lucas, Economics Department, Boston
University, MA, USA, and David Wheeler, Development Economics Research
Group, World Bank, Washington, DC, USA

24. Integration of environmental management systems and cleaner
production: an Indonesian case study
Liana Bratasida, Environmental Impact Management Agency, Indonesia

25. Implementation of ISO 14001 in small and medium-sized enterprises:
the Japanese experience
Keikou Terui, Standards Conformity Division, Agency of Industrial
Science and Technology, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan

26. Helping small and medium-sized enterprises improve environmental
management: lessons from proactive small and micro firms
Jason Palmer, Eclipse Research Consultants, Cambridge, UK

27. The environmental champion: making a start. Westfield: an SME
success story
Liz Walley, Department of Business Studies, Manchester Metropolitan
University, UK



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