Environmental Management Accounting for Cleaner Production

Edited by Schaltegger, S.; Bennett, M.; Burritt, R.L.; Jasch, C. 
Springer  September 2008  

Hardcover  502 pp  ISBN 9781402089121      £144.00
Sustainability requires companies to develop in an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable manner. Corporate sustainable development in turn requires movement towards cleaner production. In order to recognize the potential from cleaner production - reduced costs and fewer environmental impacts through the reduced use of materials - environmental management accounting (EMA) is a necessary information management tool.

This book provides a set of tools for companies to collect, evaluate and interpret the information they need to estimate their potential to use cleaner production to realize cost savings and to make the best decisions about the available cleaner production options. EMA is therefore the key for driving environmental progress, cost savings, increased competitiveness and corporate sustainability through the means of cleaner production.

Of interest to EMAN members, UNIDO partners, libraries, research institutes and scientists in accounting, environmental management, CSR personnel, academics, cleaner production and environmental management, professional accountants, engineers and governments


Part I: Introduction and Structure.

  • 1. Environmental Management Accounting (EMA) as a Support for Cleaner Production.

Part II: EMA in Cleaner Production Theories and Models.-

  • Applying Best Available Techniques in Environmental Management Accounting:
  • From the Definition to an Assessment Method.
  • Estimating Environmental Impact in the Early Stages of the Product Innovation Process
  • Unravelling the Impacts of Supply Chains - A New Triple-Bottom-Line Accounting Approach and Software Tool.
  • Life-Cycle Based Sustainability Assessment of Products.
  • Environmental Statements on the Internet - From a Mere EMAS Requirement to an
  • Online Environmental Communication Tool
  • Phenomenological Model of Cleaner Production.

Part III: EMA Support for Cleaner Production - Case studies

  • Using EMA to Benchmark Environmental Costs - Theory and Experience from Four Countries through the UNIDO TEST Project.
  • Sustainable Development in the South African Mining Industry: The Role of Cleaner Production and EMA.
  • Environmental Management Accounting in the Metal Finishing Industry.
  • Chemical Management Services: Safeguarding Environmental Outcomes

Part IV: Recent Conceptual Developments in EMA and New Areas.

  • The Development of Environment Management Accounting: An Institutional View
  • Does Corporate Environmental Accounting Make Business Sense?
  • An Environmental Accounting Model for a Natural Reserve. Measurement and Recognition of Wildlife in the Financial Statements of Public Sector Entities: A South African Perspective
  • Environmental Management Accounting and Environmental Accountability within Universities: Current Practice and Future Potential.
  • The IFAC International Guidance Document on Environmental Management Accounting.

Part V: International EMA Developments and Surveys

  • Environmental Performance Indicators - Key Features of Some Recent Proposals.
  • The Need for Standardised Disclosure on Climate Risk in Financial Reports: Implications from the JICPA Reports
  • Environmental Management Accounting Practices in Japanese Manufacturing Sites

Part VI: Case studies in EMA.

  • Waste Reduction Program Based on IFAC's EMA Guideline in Danisco A/S
  • Implementing Materials Flow Cost Accounting in a Pharmaceutical Company.
  • Operational Use of the Environmental Accounting and Information Software TEAMS at Hydro Aluminium Sunndal, Norway.
  • Failure of an Environmental Strategy: Lessons from an Explosion at Petrochina and Subsequent Water Pollution.

Part VII: Success Factors in Implemention.

  • Evaluating Management Accounting from a User Perspective: A Study of the Environmental
  • Accounting System of the Environment Agency in England and Wales.
  • An Empirical Examination of the Role of Environmental Accounting Information in Environmental Investment Decision-Making
  • Success Factors in Developing EMA - Experiences from Four Follow-Up Case Studies in Finland.


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