1995-11-01

Sustainable Development and Product Life Cycle Design Navistar's Approach to Implementation 952660

Sustainable development and product life cycle design are rapidly becoming important elements in a company's environmental management program. The primary purpose of this paper is to review the background of these concepts and show how Navistar is approaching their implementation. Topics discussed include the definition and background of sustainable development, industry's role relative to implementing sustainable development, ecosystems and importance of maintaining ecosystems, industrial ecology and ecosystems, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) environmental principles, product life cycle design and pollution prevention. Key to Navistar's implementation of sustainable development is the utilization of product life cycle design approaches and pollution prevention practices.

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