Gary D. Vest, Principal Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security), suggested and supported RAND's study of proactive environmental management practices in commercial firms, of which this is one product. Patrick Meehan, Jr., Director of Program Integration for the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security), was the program officer for this broader study. Both provided useful suggestions and feedback, as well as ready access to relevant staffs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the military departments.
Jeffrey Drezner was an equal partner with the authors in the design of the study underlying this report. He helped design the basic template used to structure the analysis presented here. Anny Wong provided a helpful in-depth review of this report.
The authors have benefited from discussions with and materials provided by representatives of industry, academia, government agencies, and nongovernmental organizations. The authors thank these many different people.
A special thanks goes to the staff and former staff at The Walt Disney World Resort and the Procter & Gamble Mehoopany facility who spoke with us, including Bob Boos, James C. Brogan, Bob Colburn, William Eberhardt, J. Andrew (Drew) Hadley, Bill Kivler, Ted McKim, Charles B. O'Hara, Armando Rodriguez, and Patty Smith.
Any errors of fact and judgment are those of the authors. Views and suggestions expressed here are not necessarily those of RAND or any of its sponsors.