sg takashi tajima by 33iLhq

VIEWS: 5 PAGES: 15

									2nd APO World Conference on
      Green Productivity
                  Manila
            9-11 December 2002

               Plenary Session 1
 Sustainable Development: Challenges and
               Opportunities
The APO Approach to Green Productivity


               Takashi Tajima
              Secretary-General
        Asian Productivity Organization
                 The APO

Established in 1961

19 member economies

Vision - a better quality of life for all

Mission - competitiveness, environmental
protection & social fairness
Meaning of Green Productivity
Productivity scope expanded


From cost reduction & quality improvement
to well-balanced socio-economic
development


Multi-faceted approach to productivity
  Productivity Approach to
  Sustainable Development

Rio Earth Summit & Agenda 21


The APO introduced GP in 1994


Green Productivity:
– a strategy to integrate productivity and
  environmental concerns into business
  operations
       GP Focus on SMEs

Small and medium-sized enterprises
(SMEs) an important component of
industrial development
Environmental problems
Limited resources and expertise
             GP Activities
Early stages - a three-tiered program
– Promotion
– Demonstration
– Dissemination
Since 1996
– 41 promotion missions
– 29 demonstration projects
– 50 dissemination activities
       Some Observations

Workable, appropriate and effective
strategy for sustainable development


Further improvements and adjustments
necessary
              Results of GP

Promotion missions
– Participants convinced of the benefits


Demonstration projects
– Environmental Performance and Profits
      GP Demonstration Projects

Feasibility studies and implementation
plans under the guidance of APO experts
Organizations made own investment
decisions
Able to comply with the environmental
standards and regulations
           Lessons Learned

GP useful for acquiring the ISO 9000 and/or
ISO 14001 certification
GP continuously beneficial even after ISO
9000 and/or ISO 14001
Top management commitment crucial for
success
GP methodology - based on the PDCA
cycle - an important element
  GP-ICD Demonstration Program


Starting in Vietnam, 1998

3 villages, expanded to 9, currently in 72

Eventually to cover all villages
Dissemination is the key to
achieving multiplier effects.
              Challenges
Natural Resources, Sustainable Goods &
Services, Poverty
Partnership
Dissemination to SMEs
Capacity and Capability of NPOs
GP Measurement
        Future Directions
Green Supply Chain
Green Purchasing
Private-sector Participation
GP Advisory Committee
Partnerships amongst organizations
Cross-sectoral Integrated Approach
THANK YOU

								
To top