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Focus 2000 : A Small Business Guide to Environmental Management

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By the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

It is becoming increasingly important for companies to build environmental responsibility into their daily activities. While many have the commitment, it is often difficult to translate broad environmental concerns into practical corporate action. It is for this reason that the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, through its FOCUS 2000 Program, and the NRTEE joined forces to prepare this document.

This workbook is an action-oriented planning guide designed to help Canadian companies put environmental responsibility into practice. It is relevant to small and medium-sized firms across industry sectors. It presents a broad, action planning framework and works through each component of the framework in a straightforward, step-by-step manner.