You have just been elected to head a team within your company that is tasked to rid your manufacturing processes of toxic, hazardous and dangerous chemicals. The company has established a year end goal of being able to claim that the products manufactured at the site are toxic-free and qualify for carrying the new Green Seal Certification on the package and in product literature and advertisements. Senior management believes that this goal will both enhance the reputation of the company and reduce the high costs associated with managing hazardous wastes under the site RCRA Part B permit. Your team has had two unsatisfying meetings and they have yet to arrive at any meaningful approach that will accomplish the goal by the end of the year. Prepare a 250 word essay for each of the three areas below that will serve as a thought starter for the team.
- How can alternatives be identified for reducing the use of toxic, hazardous and dangerous chemicals in the manufacturing process. This can include engaging the product development and procurement functions within the company.
- What is the communications strategy that can be deployed that will make key stakeholders (employees, customers, investors, regulators) aware of the project and its intended objectives. Include in your write up the impact that carrying the Green Seal Certification is intended to have in the marketplace.
- Discuss how you expect public purchasing decisions to be influenced when they are given a choice between purchasing higher cost products that are designed for recycle and reuse vs. products that are designed for disposal and are purposefully put on the market at a lower cost.
Prepare a 250 word response for each of the three areas below that will serve as a thought starter for the team. You are only allowed to use your textbook as source material. All source material from your textbook must be referenced (Paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations). You may use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA Style Guide) or the CSU Citation Guide for reference.