The main purpose of management tools is to measure, monitor, control and
communicate the environmental performance of a company or an organization.
In this section you can find descriptions of the following management
Life Cycle Management is a business management concept based on life
cycle considerations. It can be used in the development and application of
Product Stewardship is the "responsible and ethical management of
the health, safety and environmental aspects of a product throughout its total
life cycle". In other words, products must be managed and used safely every
step of the way, through development, manufacture, packaging, distribution, use
and ultimate disposal.
Environmental Management System is a set of processes and practices that
enable an organization to reduce its environmental impact and increase its
operating efficiency. Environmental Management Systems according to the ISO
14001 standard or EMAS have been widely accepted and are implemented in many
Stage-GateŽ models are used to provide a framework for better management of
product development projects. A project passes different stages that involves
effort from many different team members. It makes the project more visible to
Responsibility is a voluntary commitment by companies to integrate social
and environmental concerns in their operations.