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Centre for Cleaner Production
United States - Asia Environmental
" US-AEP, through its varied activities
and services, links Asia's industrial and urban environmental needs to
American technology, experience and practice."
US-AEP is a public-private initiative that promotes environmentally sustainable
development in Asia. Its mission is to promote a "clean revolution" in
Asia. For Cleaner Production, the Clean Technology and Environmental Management
section is relevant and summarised below.
Clean Technology and Environmental Management
Interesting links are:
Greening the Supply
for the Environment
This site focuses on Environmental
Management System (EMS) especially ISO 14000. US-AEP believes that the
adoption of an EMS is an important step in the evolution of industries
towards efficient and cleaner production. Some may argue the opposite;
that the initial understanding of environmental and sustainable development
through Cleaner Production type activities should come first, which then
leads to an EMS that is sustainable and achievable on the long run. Whatever
the case read on to find out more. Headings in this section include:
What are Environmental Management
Systems & ISO 14000?
Environmental Management (http://www.usaep.org/ctem/iso14000.htm)
What is US-AEP doing to promote the
adoption of ISO 14001?
What are the benefits of implementing
Case Study: Philippines
US-AEP encourages organisations to
adopt Voluntary Business Standards (VBS). VBS are voluntary criteria, guidelines,
or codes of conduct adopted by an organisation for performance improvement
in health, safety and environment. VBS is a successful tool to improve
environmental performance without compromise to product quality, competitiveness,
or profit. Headings in this section include:
What are voluntary business standards
Business Standards (http://www.usaep.org/ctem/vbs.htm)
What is US-AEP doing to promote the
adoption of VBS?
What are the benefits of adopting
VBS in the textile industry
VBS in the chemical industry: responsible
What is Responsible Care®?
Responsible Care® in the Philippines
Responsible Care® in Indonesia
"When a company imposes environmental
conditions on the products and processes of its suppliers, it is called
greening the supply chain." This is particularly important to achieve
consistent environmental performance when dealing with suppliers with varying
levels of environmental regulations. Headings in this section include:
What is Greening the Supply Chain?
the Supply Chain (http://www.usaep.org/ctem/greening.htm)
What is US-AEP doing to promote greening
of the supply chain?
What benefits do companies receive
by greening their suppliers?
Example: The Textile Industry
Example: Nike Seeks to Green Its Suppliers
Industrial Extensions provide assistance
to industries, technology and management to maximise productivity and competitiveness.
Eco-efficiency is increasingly promoted, maximising output with a decrease
in waste. Headings in this section include:
What are Industrial Extensions for
Extensions for the Environment
What is US-AEP doing to promote industrial
What benefits to extension organisations
offer to companies?
Example: Singapore's CTEM Information
Example: Pollution Prevention Roundtables
"Environmental due diligence refers
to the targeted environmental screening of proposed investments by commercial
banks, pension funds, mutual funds, municipal and private portfolio managers,
and credit-rating agencies." The adoption of environmental criteria
can reduce the financial risks of an organisation. This can also act as
a catalyst for further environmental performance. Headings in this section
What is environmental due diligence?
due diligence (http://www.usaep.org/ctem/financia.htm)
What is US-AEP doing to foster environmental
Example: Land Bank of the Philippines