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Environmental management in design : lessons from Volvo and Hewlett-Packard for the Department of Defense

Author: Susan A ResetarFrank A CammJeffrey A DreznerRand Corporation.United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense.All authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 1998.
Series: Rand Corporation.; Monograph report
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Defense Department, seeking methods to hold the line on environmental costs, can look to corporations in the private sector for novel approaches to environmental management. Corporations have learned that, if environmental issues are considered in the design stage, the payoffs over the life of the product or system can be large. The authors of this report concentrate on two corporations -- Volvo and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan A Resetar; Frank A Camm; Jeffrey A Drezner; Rand Corporation.; United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense.; National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
ISBN: 0585361916 9780585361918 0833026607 9780833026606
OCLC Number: 39875202
Notes: "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense ; National Defense Research Institute."
"MR-1009-OSD."
Description: xxvi, 150 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Title: Rand Corporation.; Monograph report
Responsibility: Susan Resetar, Frank Camm, Jeffrey Drezner.

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The Defense Department, seeking methods to hold the line on environmental costs, can look to corporations in the private sector for novel approaches to environmental management. Corporations have learned that, if environmental issues are considered in the design stage, the payoffs over the life of the product or system can be large. The authors of this report concentrate on two corporations -- Volvo and Hewlett-Packard -- to identify the key factors that led to successful implementation of a design-for-environment program. The report shows, by drawing on the experience of Volvo, Hewlett-Packard, and other industry leaders, how DoD can incorporate pollution prevention into design activities of weapon systems without any loss of capability and with a potential for enormous savings.

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