Environment and Sustainability Negotiation Role-Play: Chemco, Inc.

TitleEnvironment and Sustainability Negotiation Role-Play: Chemco, Inc.
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsPabich, W, Susskind, L
Keywordsagency, agreement, Carson Extension, coalition, conflict, conflicts, dispute, environmental dispute resolution, negotiate, negotiating, negotiation, negotiations, resolve conflict, teflex

Six-person, five-issue negotiation between three industrial factory representatives and three environmental agency representatives over environmental and economic concerns in the wake of damaging negative publicity for both parties

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ChemCo, Inc is a manufacturing firm located in Shelton, a small working-class town. ChemCo employs 3000 of Shelton’s population of 20,000. ChemCo is currently negotiating with the State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to devise an acceptable strategy to monitor air emissions from its generator. If ChemCo is forced to cut jobs as a result of stringent environmental regulations, there will be a devastating impact on Shelton. On the other hand, the Agency feels that ChemCo is the primary contributor to air pollution within the area and needs to be monitored effectively. Representatives from the DEP and ChemCo must negotiate a mutually agreeable standard for monitoring air emissions.