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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Environmental Leadership Initiative Program
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Companies in New Hampshire, and across the country should be recognized for comprehensively managing their environmental impacts that go above and beyond the legal requirements. These companies often are certified to ISO 14001 standards. These companies were also previously recognized in NHDES’ Environmental Leadership initiative.

Levels of Environmental Performance
Performance in any field can be better or worse. In environmental terms, "compliance" represents the minimum standard of performance and behavior that has been set by public processes. However, in many ways these minimums are not sufficient – in what other part of our lives do we accept the minimum?

The New Hampshire Environmental Leadership Initiative existed to find ways to move people up the steps to sustainability, and to help them carry out those steps. There were two tiers to the New Hampshire Environmental Leadership Initiative: Aspiring Leaders and Green Leaders. more …

NH Department of Environmental Services | 29 Hazen Drive | PO Box 95 | Concord, NH 03302-0095
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