EAP® refers to a road map or a blueprint that should guide the decisions of leaders, employees, and stakeholders towards accomplishing the goals and objectives. It is crucial to support ecological causes or contribute to environmental sustainability. The EAP® includes all aspects of the organization’s planned or intended action to address different environmental issues. The EAP® also includes various aspects of an environmental movement. Other aspects are management strategies, practices, the actual plans to improve sustainability. The kinds of resources needed to accomplish the goals and objectives of the program, and the organization’s contributions to education to raise awareness about environmental issues, and policy development (Mahidhara, 2002).
Developing and implementing an EAP® plays a significant role in developing, building, and maintaining the quality of business services. The environmental assessment is part of managing BIOTECH FOUNDATION, INC. ™ practices through the evaluation of environmental issues or conditions that the organization would be able to address. Within the context of management, conducting EAP is important in determining the impact of the business on conditions in the environment and issues (Friedman, 2003). Environmental service industries such as BIOTECH FOUNDATION, INC. ™ may conduct EAP’s to test their practices and operations and determine if these would significantly impact the environment and bring about positive outcomes. For BIOTECH FOUNDATION, INC. ™ the EAP® will reveal how its projects will change targeted communities. The report will include a summary of the organization’s proposed projects.
In practice, the EAP® is an essential tool that enables organizations to monitor conditions and situations in the environment. It is necessary for the proposed organization to conduct an assessment. This facilitates a focus of its efforts on the particular problem, the degradation of natural and environmental resources in our communities and the lack of clean and safe drinking water. The EAP® will highlight the needs of communities and the factors that contribute to environmental degradation, deforestation, poor waste management, and lack of access to clean water. Through monitoring and assessment, the organization would be able to determine what information can be provided to offer solutions. Conducting an environmental assessment is crucial. This helps to align the objectives and practices of the organization to environmental problems because the organization would be able to identify these issues through evaluation and then adjust its practices or develops new methods so that it would be able to address them through their practices and operations.
The proposed organization will release an EAP® that includes its roadmap to environmental restoration through the Hug a Tree program in Haiti and zero waste management and bringing clean water to communities in the US. The following includes aspects of the roadmap, or the milestones that the organization wishes to accomplish.
• Clarify the organization’s mission and vision of environmental restoration in Haiti, zero waste management, and bringing clean and safe drinking waters in the US.
• Set objectives including target budget for the organization’s short term and long term projects.
• Meet the target budget for the projects.
• Carry out short term and long term projects by building partnerships with local and international agencies, and hiring people to realize the project on site.
An example of an EAP® that may guide BIOTECH FOUNDATION, INC. ™ EAP® aligns with the European Union’s (EU) four priority areas. These include climate change, the protection of nature and biodiversity, health and environment, sustainability, and waste management (House of Commons, 2004). EU is doing its part as a global citizen because its EAP® includes different segments of the environment that need attention. EU’s EAP® illustrates the importance of diversifying by focusing on adopting a holistic approach to environmental planning and management.
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