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Author:Spearin, John
Position:To reduce costs evaluate your environmental compliance program - Brief Article

In our lean times, businesses are searching for ways to reduce costs while improving the bottom line. One method is to evaluate your environmental compliance program. The changes that evolve from this provide a two-fold benefit: improving profitability and enhancing your company's compliance record.

First, to evaluate a program, your company should assess its environmental compliance status. Is your company fully aware of all regulations affecting your facility? Have all the necessary reporting and permitting obligations been satisfied? Have environmental plans been written and implemented?

Next, your company should evaluate if the compliance program is meeting your business objectives. How is the facility's compliance affecting the process operations and overall efficiency? How efficient are the resources that your company is allocating to meet these objectives? What technology...

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