System Level Observations
U.S. -- tier 1 suppliers have been notified that they need to become ISO14000 certified
Recognition of environment as important varies significantly across supplychain.
Some companies perceive environmental activity as paperwork (permits,forms, etc.)
EPA often viewed as the enemy -- several examples reported on how EPApolicies inhibit environmental improvement (Japan & Europe -- economicdevelopment a priority)
Published July 13, 2000; WTEC Workshop on Environmentally Benign Manufacturing (EBM) Technologies