Doing More With Less: Improving Environmental Management Productivity
Issue 3, 1994

In recent years many companies have made impressive gains in strengthening their environmental, health, and safety (EHS) management. But they have also seen their EHS costs increase dramatically – to as much as 4 percent of sales and even more. As a result, EHS budgets have joined other once–sacred functions – such as finance, legal, and information systems – as candidates for rigorous cost–cutting. Today, companies are actively seeking ways to improve the productivity of the resources they devote to managing their EHS activities.