International Perspective: Corporate Environmental Responsibility in Developed Countries
- Pp. 76-100 (25)Wang Hong
The government laws and regulations, entrepreneurial spirit and corporate culture, and corporate self-discipline are important for the entire enterprise system to improve environmental management. The German government achieved the changing pattern of economic development, the industrial restructuring and the increase of production technology level and energy efficiency through a series of laws and corresponding measures. The material recycling has been promoted and the human energy needs from the environment has been reduced; Japanese company’s spirit of learning and innovation is admirable. Honda’s development is inseparable from its founder Soichiro Honda, who upheld the responsibility sense and innovation spirit. The Honda corporate culture is reflected in the practice from providing quality products for the society to realizing the “zero emission” to the outside of the factory. This enables Honda to keep in good condition in the complex and high economic competition and gradually achieving the development target toward excellence; U.S. Xerox environmental leadership program can be the paradigm of corporate to take proactive measures rather than rely on government support. Xerox total quality management encourages full participation. It calls for the proactive actions, such as choosing materials to meet environmental protection requirements, reducing waste pollution, reusing Xerox recycled products and equipment, enhancing packaging and taking responsibility for waste disposal. Improved asset management makes Xerox useless assets between the internal and external departments maximize effectiveness. As SDS shows, there is a significant gap between developed and developing countries in time and space and a clear leading advantage in the development levels. The advanced CER management experience is the case.