Target announced this week it will begin to phase out use of polystyrene foam packing in its e-commerce operations. Previously, “As You Sow,” an organization that promotes corporate accountability, filed shareholder proposals with Target, asking the company to “assess the reputational, financial and operational risks associated with continued use of … Read more »
Four key issues facing European countries involve Brexit, sustainability driving revenue, sustainability as a source of competitive advantage and a tightening of sustainability budgets. The issues, part of a larger report issued by ethicalcorp.com, draws on responses from 2,500 business professionals operating in Europe. Many survey respondents noted that Brexit … Read more »
Even with the current US administration attempting to dismantle Obama-era environmental regulations, 71% of respondents to a survey conducted by Lucid and Urjanet continue to be committed to sustainability, reducing energy use, and improving overall performance of the built environment. The survey of sustainability professionals, facilities managers, and building operators also found that almost one-quarter (24%) of organizations increased their commitment to sustainability in the face of new federal administration.
By Carl E. Smith, CEO & President Call2Recycle, Inc. Ask consumers why they don’t recycle and the number one complaint is simple: It’s inconvenient. You have to collect it. You have to store it. If it isn’t paper, glass, aluminum or recycled curbside, you have to haul it somewhere. For … Read more »
Companies care about EHS performance improvement for several reasons; most of them stem from or pave the way to operational excellence. For manufacturing and other asset-intensive companies, strong EHS performance is considered a lynchpin of good operational performance. Meanwhile, the need for strong Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) management systems … Read more »
Consumer behavior worldwide is reinforcing the importance of responsible business practices and now more than ever before, a brand’s social image is impacting purchasing decisions. According to a study by Nielsen, 55 percent of global online consumers across 60 countries say they are willing to spend more for products and … Read more »
By NSF INTERNATIONAL An increasing number of organizations are claiming landfill-free (or zero waste to landfill) status or establishing goals to get there. Many are taking the extra step of verifying their claim with an independent third party. Why is verification valuable when so many others just issue a press … Read more »
Companies moving from traditional on-premise, perpetually-licensed EHS software to technology services that are cloud-based, subscription service-based offerings has become a macro trend. When it’s time to look for a new software solution, the temptation is great to use the technical buzz phrases that get tossed around frequently. When that happens, … Read more »
By: Ian Bowman, Director of Product Management, Ecova Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)—energy supplies that aren’t produced by traditional large centralized fossil fuel plants—continue to be a hot topic among organizations seeking to reduce their environmental impact and increase cost-efficiency. While incorporating DERs like solar, wind & battery can offer significant … Read more »
Going to the doctor for an annual check-up is a smart approach because even if you don’t feel sick, the visit can catch problems like high cholesterol or blood pressure before they become serious. And what does high cholesterol feel like anyway? Similarly, the systems that support complex business-critical enterprise functions such … Read more »
So how is your corporate sustainability program doing? Do you have a handle on the data? For sustainability managers, these two questions go hand-in-hand.