This is an explanation of how Green Project Management could assist in incorporating environmental thinking in any project, factoring the environment into project management processes. The authors believe that a more structured approach to including the environment in all project management processes would have uncovered some of the issues faced at the BP Deep Water Horizon Spill, and led to some very different decisions during the project, prior to deciding to drill more than five thousand feet deep in the Gulf of Mexico.
An introduction to the International Organization for Standardization’s ISO 14000 family of standards that have been developed for organizations to operate in way that sustains the environment, that explores how “greenthink” can be applied to project management in support of aligning with these standards.
Green procurementThere are a number of areas within procurement that can be enhanced to consider the environment and help you establish a green procurement approach. including requiring that they meet any defined environment criteria for deliverable completion, using audits for validation; having the vendors inform you as to how they will align their processes to your organization’s environmental focus; and re-evaluating how environment requirements are weighted.