Table 2.1 Examples of Industry-Initiated Environmental Programs1

Company Name

Type of Environmental Program

Intended Benefits of Program

Reported Factors in Program Success


Pollution Prevention Pays program involves efforts to prevent air pollution, water pollution, and solid-waste generation. Reductions are compared with environmental releases of first project year.

Develop technically sound, cost-effective approaches. Enhance strong environmental culture throughout the company.

Strong commitment from top management that incorporate program objectives.


Waste Reduction Always Pays program provides financial support for internal projects that reduce waste or emissions. It recognizes successful projects and individuals involved in those projects.

Stimulate a cultural shift in thinking of Dow employees concerning waste reduction and emissions reduction. Make real environmental progress and reduce long-term costs.

Because it is done on a project-by-project basis, WRAP is simpler and probably easier to emulate than companywide programs.

1 Information presented in this table was taken from responses provided to a committee survey of various corporations. See Appendix A for more detailed information.

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