Integrated Facility Environmental Management Approaches: Lessons from Industry for Department of Defense Facilities

Integrated Facility Environmental Management Approaches: Lessons from Industry for Department of Defense Facilities

Integrated Facility Environmental Management Approaches: Lessons from Industry for Department of Defense Facilities

Integrated Facility Environmental Management Approaches: Lessons from Industry for Department of Defense Facilities

Synopsis

This report demonstrates how commercial facilities similar to DoD installations implement integrated approaches to environmental management successfully.

Excerpt

Many new innovative approaches to facilitywide environmental management are emerging throughout the private sector. Commercial facilities have found that such activities make good business sense, with benefits that include cost savings and improved operational flexibility. Department of Defense (DoD) installations have also started implementing and benefiting from such approaches. Leading commercial firms that have successfully implemented integrated approaches to facility environmental management can offer DoD useful insights.

This report documents a study that analyzed industry facilitywide environmental management to find implementation insights for DoD and its installations. This analysis integrates information about the broader evolving environmental policy context, literature about facility environmental management implementation, and two bestin-class facility cases studies, Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company Mehoopany, Pennsylvania, facility and the Walt Disney World Resort facility in Orlando, Florida.

This activity is part of a larger study for DoD that examined environmental management in four key areas: integrated facility management on installations, weapon system development and modification, depotlevel logistics processes, and management of cleanup programs. the objective of this research was to help DoD redesign its environmental security program and related processes to meet its environmental obligations with greater economic efficiency to promote DoD's core national security goals. Related reports include Resetar, Camm, and Drezner (1998), Drezner and Camm (1999), Camm (2001), and Camm et al. (2001).

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