Pressures and incentives for the adoption of cleaner production or pollution prevention processes by business have emerged from both inside and outside enterprises. Internally, the adoption of cleaner technologies may be driven by efforts to avoid the costs of waste management, to bypass the uncertainty of constantly changing regulations, and to position the firm as a "green " enterprise in the local, national, or global marketplace. Externally, corporate environmental performance is increasingly scrutinized by investors, financial advisors, regulatory bodies, host communities, and the public at-large. To satisfy these pressures, enterprises are examining and modifying managerial and external reporting processes in response to internal and societal environmental and social concerns. Environmental management accounting (EMA) is an essential business tool for creating internal demand in businesses for cleaner and less wasteful production processes. EMA changes the reasons why companies engage in pollution prevention activities from one of environmental concern or market access to one of engaging in pollution prevention activities purely because it makes good business sense and delivers immediate financial benefits. Though managerial accounting systems are traditionally viewed as matters internal to a firm, the potential social and environmental benefits resulting from widespread use of environmental management tools calls for active
Catchment management planning has progressed a long way in the past decade. The question on many peoples ’ lips is how individual farms relate to catchment health. This is unclear in many cases and relies on logic to make the links. Many people see environmental management systems as an important tool to help farmers contribute to catchment health. Does increasing the complexity of what is looked at in a farm business, or how it is done, improve the outcome in terms of catchment health? A trial involving the dairy industry is discussed in this paper.
- energy efficiency-producer responsibility-production/consumption cycles-resource conservation-waste reuse and recycling-water use and consumption Architecture and Urban Design:- affordable/ecological design
Pursuant to I OCFR50.55a(g)(5)(iii), Vermont Yankee (VY) hereby requests approval to delay the repair of minor leaks on Reactor Building Recirculation Unit No. 8 (RRU-8) until the 2002 refuel outage. RRU-8 is a Safety Class 3 component that provides room cooling for Emergency Core Cooling System equipment located in the Reactor Building. The identified leaks have been evaluated and VY has concluded that the RRU remains capable of performing its safety functions. At present, the RRU is experiencing minor leakage and VY is monitoring the leakage during each shift. A mechanical device was not considered necessary to prevent further leakage and will not be installed at this time. Attachment I provides the information supporting this request. We trust that this information is adequate to support the requested action, however; should you need additional information please contact Mr. Jim DeVincentis at (802) 258-4236. Sincerely
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