The importance of a corporate environmental strategy and how to develop it -- Minimizing environmental impacts -- Systems for identifying, organizing, and managing corporate environmental impacts -- Internal reporting information systems -- Internal environmental auditing systems -- External reporting systems and environmental audits -- Costing systems -- Capital budgeting systems -- Performance evaluation systems -- Implementing a corporate environmental strategy. Appendixes. The regulations that govern environmental reporting -- A brief review of the social audit, environmental accounting, and cost-benefit analysis -- Companies cited. "Measuring Corporate Environmental Performance provides a forum for thought into the different methods companies can use to reach the ultimate goal of concurrent engineering. This strategy integrates environmental considerations into all design decisions. Its multifunctional approach demands that accounting, legal, operations, engineering, and others consider the environmental and financial impact of a company's products, services, and activities, as well as the examination of the impact through the entire product life cycle." "Measuring Corporate Environmental Performance includes the results of the largest field study ever conducted in this area. Both internal and public documents of over a hundred leading corporations were reviewed, with in-depth interviews and visits conducted at more than thirty top companies. Measuring Corporate Environmental Performance describes the state of the art and best practices of corporate environmental performance allowing managers to use this as a benchmark against their competitors." "Other books describe the troubles and problems of corporate environmental performance, Measuring Corporate Environmental Performance provides specific steps on how to manage and implement a corporate environmental strategy."--Jacket.