Global Care is Smart Business!
(SEMI, San Jose, CA)
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Communities, customers, investors, employees and other outside stakeholders of for-profit businesses are demanding ever better environmental, health and safety performance, beyond that set by current regulations. Many successful businesses today are learning to respond to these demands while simultaneously meeting their obligation to maximize value for their owners. Global Care, the semiconductor industry’s voluntary EHS initiative, provides a broad framework for individual businesses and the industry as a whole to seek EHS improvements that are beneficial to the bottom line as well. This paper discusses ways of effectively integrating EHS management into general business management by companies of all size that are committed to the five Global Care principles.