Assessing the Effectiveness of Industrial Pollution Prevention Programs

In response to social, market, and regulatory pressures, companies are adopting innovative approaches to environmental management. Pollution prevention (P2), which advocates avoiding, eliminating, or reducing the use of polluting substances, is one such innovation. This paper proposes that program evaluation techniques can be readily adapted to guide private-sector organizations in reviewing and assessing the effectiveness of P2 programs on both a periodic and ongoing basis.