Airlines represent one of the few major industry sectors to set and implement all-encompassing carbon-emission goals, committing to carbon-neutral growth by 2020. As the first airline to invest in biofuel production technology, Cathay Pacific Airways is leading the industry’s way. Philippe Lacamp, the company’s senior VP, shares thoughts on how to create an all-encompassing carbon reduction strategy.
Many environment, health and safety (EHS) managers are an “army of one” when it comes to managing EHS compliance across their organizations’ global operations. EHS FleX, Antea Group’s low-cost, enterprise-level EHS gap analysis service offering, was born out of the need to help clients tackle these challenges head-on, the company says.
A remarkable 95% of wood pallets are being recycled, according to preliminary research conducted by Virginia Tech. The study of the disposal of wood pallets at landfill sites, conducted over the last two years, shows that wood pallets are increasingly being reused as long as possible, and then are being converted to mulch, animal bedding, or biofuel.
“To see other industries, competitors and peers, such as Nestle and Unilever, doing good work in this area is […] a testament to the business case,” Richard Ware, global VP of supply, R&D and procurement for Mars, told Environmental Leader. “Tackling these issues requires
We touched base with Ware to learn more about how such commitments and initiatives move the company closer to its business goals.
ExxonMobil is investing $1.5 million in The Recycling Partnership – the first energy company to do so, the company says.
ExxonMobile’s VP of sustainability Dave Andrew says the company’s “fundamental purpose is to help improve people’s lives and empower human progress. Expanding community access to efficient recycling systems is a priority for us.”
Toyota, through a partnership with the Wyland Foundation, is attempting to raise awareness of the importance of clean water and watershed health across the country with the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. The campaign, led by mayors of 4,800 US cities, rewards residents who pledge to make water conservation efforts with a chance to win
Increased EPA loans are available for water infrastructure projects thanks to new legislation that boosted funding for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). The program could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans for new investments to repair the nation’s water infrastructure, the EPA says
Environmental managers – increasingly charged with not just implementing sustainability initiatives but with ensuring those initiatives boost the bottom line – are becoming more involved in shaping a company’s overall strategy. These executives play an important role in accomplishing their organizations’ business goals, Dennis Hu, director of EHS for Ball Aerospace, … Read more »