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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Adapting Your Accounting Practices to Triple Bottom Line Reporting
Abstract: This article provides insight on improving accounting practices implimented by professionals. Triple bottom line reporting provides challenges, yet enables management to meet corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
Basic Training for Compliance Assistance Providers (BCAP)
Abstract: Presentation of basic concepts and key questions for Compliance Assistance Providers for evaluation of an activity's environmental benefits
Source: Environmental Protective Agency
Beyond the Bean Count: Measuring Performance of Regulatory Compliance Programs (by Michael Stahl) [PDF]
Abstract: Article examines challenges in measuring performance of government and agencies compliance programs for environmental, health, safety and economic regulations - discusses how programs must go beyond measurement of enforcement activities and records.
Source: The Public Manager
Core Performance Measures
Abstract: Core performance measures agreed upon by EPA and the States, under NEPPS - for air, waste, water, and enforcement & compliance. The package is intended to link goals, indicators, core performance measures, and planned outputs into one manageable site.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Solid Waste
Getting the Most out of Environmental Metrics, by Robert Eaton (Chairman of DaimlerChrysler)
Abstract: Commentary on the impacts of environmental performance on the bottom line, suggests government & industry devise metrics that work for both parties, and use of life cycle management data to assess impacts.
Source: National Academy of Engineering
Abstract: Comprehensive (and somewhat expensive), web-based application to track Environmental Health & Safety: flexible, stores data at own site and/or vendor's site server.
Guide for Measuring Compliance Assistance Outcomes [PDF]
Abstract: Document helps agencies measure the impact of compliance assistance projects and activities on the regulated community.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
Measuring Environmental Performance - A Primer and Survey of Metrics in Use [PDF]
Abstract: Primer discusses considerations for designing a metrics program and a compilation of indicators.
Source: Global Environmental Management Initiative
Particulate Matter Calculator
Abstract: Downloadable program, available for states (and others) to calculate filterable particulate matter (PM) emissions. Output: controlled filterable PM-2.5 and 10 emissions.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
Pollution Prevention Metrics (NEWMOA)
Abstract: Northeast states P2 programs partnered to create common multi-state metrics, both outcome and activity-based. The metrics are listed in this document. A software tool is available to states and local governments to use in evaluating their P2 programs.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)
Results-Based Performance Measurement/Management Study
Abstract: Presentation on the results-based performance measurement/management system in Florida. Helps identify environmental problems related to air and water quality, and the environmental impacts.
Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (G3) on Economic, Environmental and Social Performance [PDF]
Abstract: A common, international framework, for any organization, to report on linked aspects of sustainability: economic, social & environmental. Example environmental metric categories include: energy, materials, water, emissions, effluent, waste, compliance.
Source: Global Reporting Initiative
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