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Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics book coverHow can corporate responsibility and environmental ethics be encouraged?

Environmental Ethics relates to 'corporate and social responsibility' by Government, industry, the professions and scientists for the environment and the community.

The book focuses on standards, quality, environmental audit and 'best practice', as well as ideals towards which countries can aspire to protect the global environment and implement the Rio Treaties. Environmental Ethics integrates, but extends, the subjects of environmental law and sustainable management.

Title: Environmental Ethics: Teaching Ethics Series
Editor: Rosamund M. Thomas, Ph.D., M.A. (Cantab)
Binding: Hardback, pp. 805
Published: 1st Edition, October 1996
Price: £32 £30 (postage and packaging extra)
With colour illustrations
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ISBN: 978-1-871891-06-5

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This comprehensive international book on environmental issues and ethics unites 'best ideas' with 'best practices' for global corporate and social responsibility. It is designed for practitioners in business, government and the professions for improving the environmental policy process, devising 'good management' practices and implementation of sustainable development including the Rio Treaties, as well as for training and education.

The book serves as a core text for the new university and college courses (e.g. MBA) on 'environmental ethics' and 'corporate and social responsibility'.

The contents present blueprints for:

  • Ethics and Corporate Responsibility by Government
  • Ethics and Corporate Responsibility by Industry, such as the nuclear energy industry
  • Ethics and Environmental Audit
  • Environmental Liability
  • Ethics and Environmental Reporting
  • Science, Technology and Environmental Ethics

Foreword by the recent Chairman of the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, with contributions ranging from the Canadian Federal Government, a Local Agenda 21 case-study (UK local government), and Professor H. George Frederickson (USA) on 'Social Equity between Generations'. The book also analyses original case-studies, such as 'The Bhopal Gas Disaster' (India) and 'Industrial Quarrying in the Yorkshire Dales' (UK).

The book is an indispensable guide to 'best practice' and for educational and training courses, containing references to practices in the UK, the USA, Canada, India and Japan, as well as the EC Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).

Reviews

As we reach the Millennium it is heartening to note that moral principles, or ethics, and responsible governance are no longer merely the concern of moral theologians and academic medievalists, but are concepts that are now recognised as fundamental to modern multi-national commerce and education...

Pat Thomas, Head of Planning and Environment, S. J. Berwin & Co., Solicitors, London, UK.

I am very grateful to you for sharing with me a copy of 'Teaching Environmental Ethics'...I am certain that the topic is very relevant and interesting and should be a source of information and inspiration not only for environmentalists and conservationists but also for the public at large.

S Babar Ali, President, World Wide Fund for Nature (Switzerland)

The volume as a whole would be valuable on the shelves of many faculties, including politics, economics, ecology, law, history, business management and public administration. But the special value for the study of ethics, for the faculty of moral philosophy, is that it invites the reader to look in the chapters, as it were in mirrors, for the ethical intentions (if not enertial lack of them) which have been producing the results which are displayed; or which, duly informed, would have produced better ones. At the heart of this new volume Environmental Ethics lies the concept of the sanctity of life, in the conditions which our universe, astonishingly, affords.

Sir Peter Baldwin, KCB, then Vice President, Royal Society of Arts, (UK)

I was delighted to receive the Volume on 'Environmental Ethics' ... I do congratulate you on its production. It ... is a credit to all those who have contributed to it.

Sir Adrian Cadbury, formerly Chairman, Cadbury Schweppes Plc.