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Environmental Managers Forum

Getting the backing you need for the changes you want – The question of senior management buy-in Having senior management support is crucial to winning the tug of war between environmental and financial consideration.
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Manuel Seidel

on 25 August 2013

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Transcript of Environmental Managers Forum

Getting the backing you need for the changes you want
Environmental Managers Forum
Introduction
Defensive
Managed
Integrated
Proactive
Performance
Commitment
Presented by Dr Manuel Seidel from ecoPortal
Threat
Opportunity
New Zealand ISO 14001 Certificates
Australia ISO 14001 Certificates
Key driver:
Key barriers:
Characteristics:
Key drivers:
Key barriers:
Characteristics:
Key drivers:
Key barriers:
Characteristics:
Key drivers:
Key barriers:
Characteristics:
Bureaucracy
Knowledge management
'Lonely greenie'
Tick-box EMS
Certification
Customer requirements
Legal compliance
Lack of buy-in
Perceptions of cost
Limited drivers
Ignorance of environmental impact
One-off initiatives
End of pipe
Cost savings
Compliance
Knowledge/experience
Human resources
Organisational culture
Eco-efficiency
Ad-hoc projects
Competitive advantage
Sustainability
Transparency
Collaborative
Holistic
Life-cycle approach
Baseline Assessment
Strategising Framework
Integrating Platform
SWOT
Environmental impact prioritisation
Stakeholder analysis
"New Zealand companies need practical and implementable advice and support to improve their environmental performance and to derive business benefit from the recognised or certified environmental sustainability of their products and processes"
Global ISO 14001 Certificates
ecoWheel Principle #1: Be inclusive
Understand internal and external stakeholders perspectives
ecoWheel Principle #2: Be strategic
Why is environmental management important to the organisation?
ecoWheel Principle #3: Pick the low hanging fruit
Be systematic and create momentum
ecoWheel Principle #4: Be holistic
Create a strategy which encompasses all elements of your organisation
ecoWheel Principle #5: Manage projects
Engage a team to implement the strategy
ecoWheel Principle #6: Integrate it
Create one overall business risk management system
Small Business Advisory Group
Ministry for Economic Development
Summary
ecoWheel Principle #7: Be transparent
Communicate with all stakeholders regularly and provide them with opportunities to engage
Beyond Compliance: Prove the business benefits of environmental management

Beyond Bureaucracy: Create a system which empowers stakeholders to contribute to your programme
Trade barriers
Environmental
watchdogs
Carbon tax
Global warming
Levies
Spills
Competitive advantage
LOHAS
100% Pure
Desco Case Study
Manufacturer of flat-pack desks.
Annual turnover of 10 million dollars
Employs around 100 staff
70% export market
Growth by competing through: cost, quality, and variety;
as well as efficient utilization of its flexible mass-production capabilities.
https://www.linkedin.com/company/ecoportal
@ecoportaler
search for "ecoPortal"
Connect or follow our activity:
http://blog.the-ecoportal.com/
Case Study
Carpet and insulation manufacturing company
~100 Full time staff
Paper-based EMS
2 people in charge of 'managing the environment'
Case Study
23,000+ Students
160 staff and student eco-reps
Winner of SBN Not for Profit Trailblazer Award
Dr Manuel Seidel manuel@ecoportal.co.nz
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