DuPont has had a radical policy in place for a number of years now.
Their goal is
zero defects on the production line,
zero injuries in the workplace, and
zero emissions in their manufacturing and distribution.
It has saved them billions and earned them more billions through consulting on their experience.
Or so I have read.
Zero defects is an idea that comes from quality assurance, Total Quality Management, Six Sigma, W Edwards Deming, and others.
Zero injuries comes out of OSHA, EPA, and other Nixon era first wave environmental rules and regulations.
Zero emissions is quality control expanded and zero tolerance governance as well as one of the basic ecological design principles of architect Bill McDonough:
waste equals food
use only available solar income
love all the children
Climate change is moot. It doesn't matter whether it is real or not, man-made or natural. What we need to do in order to be productive, competitive, and successful requires the same things that responding to climate change does. I'm not interested in the political debate about climate and carbon. I'm interested in what works.
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