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Beyond Compliance
Increasing attention is being paid to the environmental impacts associated with the materials and products we manufacture and consume, the waste we generate, the energy we use, the transportation choices we make, and the buildings we build. Environmental leaders in business and industry are demonstrating the advantages of going beyond regulatory compliance, simultaneously increasing efficiency, reducing waste, saving significant costs, and improving competitiveness. They are achieving these goals through a broad range of actions and activities:
  • Systematic environmental management systems;
  • Pollution prevention
  • Opportunities to green your business;
  • Taking steps to reduce greenhouse gases and improve energy efficiency;
  • Reducing the environmental impacts and exposure to toxics from manufacturing processes and products;
  • Life-cycle cost assessments; and
  • Partnerships with government agencies, trade associations, and communities;
  • Leading by example.
US EPA Initiatives and Partnerships