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Lean and Green: Profit for Your Workplace and the Environment Paperback – September 9, 2001
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Many authors gather profiling information for books like this by researching on the internet, magazine articles, other books, and industry reports. To her credit, Gordon personally visited 16 of the companies cited, with the other four being visited by people from her firm. This direct involvement adds a higher degree of authenticity to her work and this book.
Lean and Green is organized into three sections. Part One presents four steps for creating a lean and green organization: Question Wasteful Practices, Gain Lean and Green Endorsement Using Business Language, Collaborate to Achieve Lean and Green Goals, and Track Progress for Environment and Profit. Interwoven through these introductory chapters are stories about how the 20 profiled employers have applied these approaches. The organizations are mostly large, well-known companies, and a city government, but the principles can be applied in smaller organizations, as well.
The second section of the book presents Real-Life Examples of Putting Lean and Green into Practice. Ten chapters lay out the how-to of building a higher consciousness and effectiveness of environmental practices.Read more ›
This well-written strategy manual for people in major corporations shows how companies like IBM, Louisiana Pacific, Polaroid, and even the city of Santa Monica, California have become much more profitable through environmental responsibility. While most of the savings are smaller, some instances have saved as much as $100,000,000--by rethinking as well as redesigning. The payback periods ranged from a few months to several years, but all of them were ROI-driven decisions that were good for both the environment and the P&L statement.
Shel Horowitz's award-winning sixth book, Principled Profit: Marketing That Puts People First, demonstrates how to build a business around ethics, environmental sustainability, and cooperative practices--and how to develop marketing that highlights those advantages.
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I have just finished reading the interesting book "Lean and Green." I must admit that I have learned a lot and for someone like me who is keen about the environment (did I... Read morePublished on November 4, 2011 by shuki
This book is unlike many how to business books out there. It actually gives you the steps to implement it. Read morePublished on June 12, 2006 by Technocrat
"Lean and Green" takes an enjoyable, practical, action-oriented approach to environmental change. It presents a step-by-step strategy that assures everyone that they can take... Read morePublished on April 17, 2006 by Diane
Quite often the idea of profit and environmental health work against each other; but if 20 leading organizations as outlined in Pamela J. Read morePublished on January 6, 2006 by Midwest Book Review
This is a book on being productive in the workplace and also being kind to this earth of ours. In this "how to do it" book the author instructs by real life examples from... Read morePublished on September 25, 2001 by Ernest S. Gordon