New Book from Business & Legal Reports Inc. Shows Environmental Compliance Managers How to Make Their Case to Management

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"The whole world is trying to steal our customers, and these guys just don’t understand." BLR’s new book explains how EHS Managers can make their business case and win the support of top management for environmental initiatives.

It’s a common challenge among the nation’s environmental managers, the professionals who keep their organizations in compliance with federal and state environmental regulations: How do you get management buy-in to needed environmental programs? Likewise, if top management was asked to report on their environmental managers’ performance, you might sometimes probably hear a version of this: “They just don’t understand the business pressures we face, the whole world is trying to steal our customers, and these guys want to save some snail darters.”

To help bridge this gap Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR) has just released a practical new handbook -- Making the Business Case for EHS. Written by Robert B. Pojasek, Ph.D. an international authority on process development and Adjunct Professor at Harvard University, the book lays out the concrete steps that EHS (environmental health and safety) managers must take to get support for their environmental initiatives. This BLR guidebook helps EHS managers align processes and systems with the goals of senior management, and translate initiatives into bottom line results.

A key concept is for EHS managers to understand business value, and why financial performance is top management’s central goal. Pojasek explains 10 “EHS Business Value Principles” and 8 “Business Value Tactics” that show EHS managers how to get support for programs on the basis of the business value they add to the organization. The Tactics are illustrated through charts, checklists, and worksheets -- which are also included on a bonus CD.

The handbook features three case studies that explain in step-by-step detail how an autobody refinishing operation, a paint manufacturer, and an outboard motor company translated these principles into management support for EHS -- along with a better bottom line.

As part of the launch of Making the Business Case for EHS, BLR is offering a free White Paper that highlights the ten EHS Business Value Principles. The paper may be downloaded at

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Based in Old Saybrook, Conn., BLR publishes books, newsletters, and Web products serving professionals in human resources, compensation safety, and environmental management. For a free catalog call 1-800-727-5257 or visit


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