The following study presents achievements in environmental protection and environmental-oriented management at the chemical corporation Ciba, since 1997 part of Novartis which has its main office in Basle, Switzerland. The study describes and clarifies the following aspects:
• measurable success and verifiable improvements in environmental and resource protection,
• the tools used and the system of ecological management in the corporation,
• motives and causes which provide the background for the further development of activities toward environmental protection.