Current Practice in Environmental Reporting

Current Practice in Environmental Reporting

The Chemicals Industry

1st Edition - July 20, 2001

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  • Authors: Bob Ceurstemont, Tom Bolton, Clive Capps

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The corporate environmental report (CER) is becoming an increasingly important part of the way in which companies report their activities. As the focus shifts inevitably towards greater and greater accountability for environmental impact, implementing an effective reporting strategy and producing a CER which shows how seriously your company takes its environmental responsibilities is essential.Current practice in environmental reporting: the chemicals industry is the second in a major new series of looseleaf surveys reviewing the current state of environmental reporting in a number of key industrial sectors worldwide. It brings together and analyses the CERs of the leading international chemicals companies. Each company's CER is examined in detail using a comprehensive set of environmental performance indicators (EPI's).It is invaluable to the wide range of stakeholders concerned with corporate environmental performance and to the many verifiers involved. No organisation involved in the worldwide chemicals industry can afford to ignore its findings.

Key Features

  • A detailed picture of reporting across the chemicals industry
  • A comprehensive analysis of the environmental impact of major companies
  • A ranking system showing the top performers in the industry


Those wishing to produce their own corporate environmental report

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary. Section A: Review of global environmental reporting: Introduction; Background to environmental reporting; Current status of environmental reporting; Environmental reporting guidelines. Section B: Analysis of worldwide pulp and paper industry environmental reporting: The chemicals business; Analysis of corporate environmental reports; Main findings from chemicals industry CER's. Section C: The further development of environmental reporting: The future of environmental reporting.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 406
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2001
  • Published: July 20, 2001
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

About the Authors

Bob Ceurstemont

Bob Ceurstemont is a chartered chemical engineer with over 30 years' experience in coal chemical, fine chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing. As a process engineer and multi-disciplinary team leader he has broad experience of developing and scaling-up batch processes for pharmaceutically active ingredients (PIAs), and of designing and commissioning manual and computer-operated plants. From 1995 to 2000 he worked for BASF, where he was responsible for transferring the technology required for synthetic hormone manufacture in the USA. He also coached the professional engineers during the Knoll Pharmia business reorganisation. Bob is co-founder of Chemical and Process Engineering Associates (CPEA Ltd) - a consultancy based in Nottingham, England, specialising in front end process engineering and environmental reporting.

Tom Bolton

Tom Bolton has accumulated a lifetime's experience in the international paper industry having worked for a number of major manufacturers as a research and development scientist and in technical and production management and general management. He is author of The international paper trade and, with Clive Capps, is author of the recently published Current practice in environmental reporting the pulp and paper industry and series editor for the Woodhead Current practice in environmental reporting series as a whole.

Clive Capps

Clive Capps has over 30 years' experience in the paper and chemicals industries. Since 1990 he has been general manager of CJC Marketing Associates, a consulting and market research company, which specialises in the analysis and review of environmental issues in the paper industry worldwide. He has acted as a consultant to CEPI (The confederation of European Paper Industries) in Brussels, and was coordinator of the handbook, The impact of environmental legislation. He made a major contribution on environmental issues to the 1997 FT Management Report, Managing change in the paper industry. His collaboration with Tom Bolton has led to the establishment of the Current practice in environmental reporting series.

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