The Avalanche of Change Since Bhopal
By Bruce Piasecki
Publisher: Wiley (1995) • 180 pages
One of the most devastating environmental disasters of all time, the 1984 Union Carbide plant explosion at Bhopal, India, forever changed the way corporations view environmental performance. In this groundbreaking book, one of the business world’s most highly regarded environmental consultants examines the complete inside story of how, in the wake of Bhopal, four major multinational corporations proved that responsible environmental policy is not only right — it’s profitable. Union Carbide, ARCO, AT&T, and Warner-Lambert successfully transformed environmental performance from a major liability to a major asset. As this book illustrates, the methods they developed can be applied in virtually any industry to increase competitiveness in the environmental arena.