White, G. R., Jenkins, D. and Roberts, H.
The impact of the packaging material regulations upon a small to medium manufacturing enterprise in the UK: Barriers to maximising environmental performance in the supply chain.
Unsustainability 2011, UWE, 24th August, 2011.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/15616
The issue of sustainability is one that is of concern to society and has become increasingly important to most businesses. The Brundtland Report (1987) defined sustainability as the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future. In raising awareness of the sociological, institutional and economic dimensions of our collective environmental impact it placed sustainability onto the political agenda. This and subsequent reports spurred the introduction of a broad range of legislation to ensure that organisations contribute to efforts to reduce their immediate and long-term impact upon the environment.
This case study of Carlisle Brake Products UK Ltd (CBP), a subsidiary of Carlisle Brake and Friction (CBF), outlines some of the key operational challenges faced by a manufacturing SME in the UK in meeting the requirements of the current packaging regulations.
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