Environmental management in a printing company; transformation patterns in the Dutch industry

Theo de Bruijn

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic


The concept of sustainability presents an enormous challenge for industry. Where in the past a sound economic performance ensured survival, in the near future the triple-bottom-line will determine whether a company is successful or not. Next to outstanding economic results, companies will have to minimise environmental impacts and pay full attention to social aspects. Over the years, environmental management has therefore developed into a strategic issue for companies. The concept of sustainable development implies that environmental management in organisations has to go beyond compliance with regulation. Aspects such as waste minimisation and life cycle analysis are becoming more and more part of environmental management. Moreover the environment is no longer the sole responsibility of governments. Companies and other organisations have to take up their share of responsibility.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationAhead of the curve: Cases of Innovation in environmental Management
EditorsKen Green, Peter Hofman, Peter Groenewegen
Place of PublicationDordrecht/Boston/London
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)0792368045
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Publication series

NameEco-efficiency in industry and science
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers


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  • IR-43045

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