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The Strategic Fusing of Economy and Ecology: Three Examples

  • Ulrich Steger
  • Ralph Meima

Abstract

Before exploring the tools and practice of corporate environmental management, we will show with the aid of three examples how the way problems are considered from a business point of view can be usefully expanded to include environmental aspects. The following three strategic areas were selected:
  • The use of microelectronics in conjunction with environmentally adapted technology;

  • The automobile, in order to demonstrate the necessity of a shift of focus from product-related problems to whole systems of products, services and practices;

  • The relationships of the corporation with both its suppliers and customers, which need to be modified if residues and wastes are to be re-used/recycled to the extent that a ‘closed-loop economy’ can be achieved.

Keywords

Catalytic Converter Capital Expenditure Couple Product Disposal Strategy Corporate Environmental Management 
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Copyright information

© Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH Frankfurt on the Main 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Steger
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ralph Meima
  1. 1.LausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Oestrich-WinkelGermany

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