Best Management Practices for Green Businesses – Collaboration: A Blog by JD Carr.

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Best Management Practices for Green Businesses – Collaboration: A Blog by JD Carr.

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Best Management Practices for Green Businesses – Collaboration


The 3BL Media blog roll is a select list of the most influential, respected, and authoritative voices in corporate social responsibility. Compiled from the 3BL Media staff’s extensive contacts with longtime CSR commentators, these bloggersoffer relevant news, opinions, and ideas about all things CSR in one convenient place.  

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 7:33am


Best Management Practices (BMPs) are methods that organizations use to manage their impact on the natural environment. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) maintains a website of helpful information about BMPs ( These practices are useful for owners of small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). One publication by Harvard University and the EPA’s New England Division illustrates the value of BMPs. In this publication on Preparedness and Security, Harvard University discusses the workings of the Cambridge Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). The key concept behind this committee is collaboration.

Collaboration and Your Company Culture  
A 2002 Corporate Values Survey by the American Management Association (AMA) revealed several insights related to collaboration and company culture. The #1 corporate value stated by AMA survey respondents was customer satisfaction (77%). Other company values related to collaboration reported were teamwork (47%), positive work environment (42%), and social responsibility (33%).

Your focus on building environmental management into the company culture will depend upon creating a positive environment. Employees will use teamwork to establish and accomplish environmental goals, an important aspect of social responsibility. 

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