In this day and age, every organization needs an effective environmental management strategy. For some, this is already a mature, developed set of principles that play a role in all aspects of the enterprise. Regardless of scope, however, every organization must ensure that their strategy is constantly is updated and reevaluated as the areas of environmental law, regulation and social responsibility continue to expand. The foundation for achieving this simple goal comes down knowing the organization's exposures and liabilities. And there is only one way to be certain there is a proper level of understanding of all these complex and interconnected operations: by performing an effective environmental risk assessment. The goal is to understand all the major questions surrounding all these strategic business components. Such questions are: 1. What's coming in your front door? 2. What's going on inside your walls? 3. What's going out your back door? 4. Who are your neighbors?