This course provides a regulatory and compliance overview the local, state, and federal business sustainability standards. Special emphasis is placed on ISO requirements, LEED certification, and emerging sustainability standards for business. Students will also address compliance as a competitive advantage and the ethical responsibility of businesses to employees, the community, and the environment.
Current Trends and Introduction to ISO 14000 and LEED
Explain the ISO 14001 approach to Environmental Management Systems (EMS).
Describe the drivers of organizational and environmental responsibility.
Differentiate LEED® Certification from ISO Certification.
Environmental Law and the Impact of Waste and Energy Management on Industry
Analyze the impact of U.S.energy policy on organizations and the impact of alternative or renewable energy.
Determine how an organization could be named as a “potentially responsible party” (PRP) with regard to hazardous waste.
Compare and contrast removal versus remedial business actions in waste management.
Sources of Law and Organizational Impact
Explain the implications of the United States v. Hayes International Corporation case for business practices.
Describe the impact of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on industry and organizations.
Identify the various sources of environmental law in the United States.
Sustainability Leadership and Competitive Advantage
Analyze environmental value creation and its impact on competitive advantage.
Describe the stakeholders’ role in environmental value creation.
Explain how the balanced environmental scorecard is used in evaluating business performance.
ISO 14001 Requirements
Analyze the application of ISO 14001 requirements to business practices.
Describe ISO 14001 requirements in regard to environmental, legal, and operational policies.
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