Narrates the discussion between Juan (a corporate executive of a multinational company) and Audrey (an independent environmental consultant) when they sit next to each other on a flight. Explains, through the dialogue, some of the environmental pitfalls companies can encounter when basing operations in the USA, such as regulations relating to clean air, clean water, emissions, toxic pollutants, land use restrictions, species protection plans etc.). Makes the point that it is individuals who face civil and criminal penalties for breaking these regulations, not the company. Provides an overview of US environmental regulations and recommends that companies can avoid falling foul of the law through education, training and taking legal advice. Mentions ISO 14000 and 14001 environmental standards as a potential way forward, although they do not yet carry any weight under US law.
Wyld, D.C. (1998), "Juan and Audrey–an environmental tale for transnational managers: corporate and individual culpability and liability under American environmental laws", Managerial Law, Vol. 40 No. 1, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1108/03090559810770042Download as .RIS
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