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Omnex Sustainability

In quality, the "sustainability" and "green" focus
has evolved to include all the elements of a system:
economic, environmental, and societal

  • Background

    The green movement has evolved considerably since its early days.

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    Sustainability Background

    The green movement has evolved considerably since its early days. Although many people would point to Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring and the legislative fervor of the 1970s, the philosophical roots of environmentalism can be traced back the intellectual thought of the 1800s, to enlightenment thinkers such as Rousseau in France and, later, the author and naturalist Henry David Thoreau in America.

  • Getting Started

    Benefits of ISO 14001 Certification

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    Getting Started (with ISO 14001)

    When you organization has decided to start its environmental excellence journey, there are several common steps that can be followed Commitment, Initial assessment, EMS Development and Implementation, Outside evaluation, Certification (optional), and Continual improvement.

  • Next Steps

    Next Steps (Integrating ISO 14001 and CSR into Sustainability)

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    Next Steps (Integrating ISO 14001 and CSR into Sustainability)

    Compliance (or Certification) to an EMS Standard such as ISO 14001 provides the basic foundation for Sustainable Design and Development. Note that Environmentally Preferred Products and Affirmative Purchasing do not have any related ISO standard (as yet).

  • Corporate (CSR)

    Concept of CSR is included in the definition of Sustainability.

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    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

    Corporate social responsibility is often regarded as an American phenomenon based on the principles of self-help and participation. The culture of philanthropy in America can be traced to the early 20th century and provides an excellent outline of its historical evolution.

  • Marketing

    It is difficult to walk down an aisle in any store.

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    Marketing

    It is difficult to walk down an aisle in any store, read any magazine, or view television without seeing the results of "green marketing" or "eco-marketing". Although such marketing can be traced to the 1970's with required label information on energy and fuel consumption, this activity has been evolving ever since due to the increasing media coverage of environmental issues.

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