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Author Resetar, Susan A., 1961-

Title Environmental management in design : lessons from Volvo and Hewlett-Packard for the Department of Defense / Susan Resetar, Frank Camm, Jeffrey Drezner
Published Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 150 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Environmental Issues in Weapon Systems Acquisition -- What Is Design-For-Environment? -- No Silver Bullets: Elements of a Comprehensive Process -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- Appendix A: Volvo Case Study: Driving Toward Green -- Appendix B: Hewlett-Packard Case Study: Product Stewardship: Green Computes -- Bibliography
Summary The Defense Department, seeking methods to hold the line on environmental costs, can look to corporations in the private sector for novel approaches to environmental management. Corporations have learned that, if environmental issues are considered in the design stage, the payoffs over the life of the product or system can be large. The authors of this report concentrate on two corporations -- Volvo and Hewlett-Packard -- to identify the key factors that led to successful implementation of a design-for-environment program. The report shows, by drawing on the experience of Volvo, Hewlett-Packard, and other industry leaders, how DoD can incorporate pollution prevention into design activities of weapon systems without any loss of capability and with a potential for enormous savings
Notes "MR-1009-OSD."
"Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense ; National Defense Research Institute."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-150)
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Subject United States. Department of Defense -- Procurement -- Environmental aspects.
Hewlett-Packard Company -- Management -- Environmental aspects.
Volvo, Aktiebolaget -- Management -- Environmental aspects.
Defense contracts -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Environmental management -- Case studies.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Weapons systems -- Design and construction -- Environmental aspects.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Camm, Frank A., 1949-
Drezner, Jeffrey A.
United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense.
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Rand Corporation.
LC no. 98043376
ISBN 0585361916 (electronic bk.)
9780585361918 (electronic bk.)