The balance method: A holistic approach to enterprise environmental impact assessment [Emilio LaTorre, ISSS 1998 Paper Session, July 20/98]

[Paper session, July 20/98, 3:45 p.m.]

Emilio LaTorre, Professor in Engineering in Cali, Colombia.

Three experiences, working with ...
  1. Concrete industries in Cali, concerned with environmental management planning.
  2. Government agency for a land use plan for a small wetland.
  3. Non-government industries, environmental impact of petroleum companies
Wanted to think about working towards sustainability.

Models:

Government and society needs to determine limits to growth (a territorial base), on how many industries can be supported. Then (third) need to add: Thus, balance method:
  1. Industry
  2. Territory
  3. Culture.
Model developed by Jean-Louis Lemoigne.  
 
Imagination and conception system 
v
Development plan
Decision and selection system 

v


Structure and regulation
Information system 

v


Information
Input --> Operating system --> Output
Unfortunately, industries don't think this way: they think ISO 14001 is sufficient.

Questions

Will the balance come from a real representation of people? How are the deliverable handled? Chiapas, clash of cultures with two different frames of reference.

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