Many innovative approaches to facility environmental management are emerging both throughout the private sector and within the Department of Defense (DoD). Leading commercial firms can offer DoD useful insights about how they have successfully implemented such approaches. This report documents how facilities with diverse activities have developed integrated ways of complying with current regulations and of preventing future pollution. The focus is on commercial efforts to implement integrated facility approaches to environmental management across the diverse and complex activities that are similar to those found on DoD bases.1 Such activities include commercial, residential, industrial, and natural-resource management activities. This study addressed implications for DoD installations.
The Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Environmental Security asked RAND to study the environmental management practices of commercial facilities recognized as having the best practices to draw lessons from them that DoD could use to improve its own. The project focused on environmental management in four____________________