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How to Balance Competing Priorities in Manufacturing: Q&A with Eastman Chemical

How to Balance Competing Priorities in Manufacturing: Q&A with Eastman Chemical

Manufacturing has “a lot of competing priorities,” says Eastman Chemical’s manager of natural resources. “When integrating energy efficiency and water conservation into day-to-day thinking, you don’t just flip the switch. You have to

C&I Supplier Pleads Guilty to Toxic Substances Violations, Accepts $100K Fine

C&I Supplier Pleads Guilty to Toxic Substances Violations, Accepts $100K Fine

A company in Ontario will pay a $100,000 fine to the Environmental Damages Fund for regulatory violations in relation to the sale of tetrachloroethylene. Dalex Canada Inc. pleaded guilty to selling the chemical to an owner or operator of a dry-cleaning facility who was not in compliance with regulations. Regulations … Read more »

‘Gold Standard for the Global Goals’ Helps Track Environmental Initiatives, Including Improved Economic Outcomes

‘Gold Standard for the Global Goals’ Helps Track Environmental Initiatives, Including Improved Economic Outcomes

A new certification, Gold Standard for the Global Goals, has been launched to help businesses and investors measure, report and track the full range of benefits they have contributed to by funding climate and development projects around the world. The Gold Standard certification, supported by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) … Read more »

Look Beyond the Obvious When It Comes to Water Issues: Tips from Nestle Waters

Look Beyond the Obvious When It Comes to Water Issues: Tips from Nestle Waters

Water issues covered by the regulations and policies in the city and state where a facility is located may not be the only water issues that a company faces, according to Nelson Switzer, chief sustainability officer of Nestle Waters NA. For example, regulations may cover water quality in terms of … Read more »

Owens Corning Sinks Water Use, Emissions in 2016

Owens Corning Sinks Water Use, Emissions in 2016

Owens Corning has reduced water use by 37% in 2016 from 2010 levels, exceeding its 2020 goals; the company also decreased particulate matter emissions by 23% from 2010, according to its just-released 2016 sustainability report. For a company of Owens Corning’s size – Owens Corning does about $6 billion in … Read more »

Investors May Increase Emphasis on CSR Reporting (but Beware of Overstating Your Performance)

Investors May Increase Emphasis on CSR Reporting (but Beware of Overstating Your Performance)

In today’s climate of increased investor interest in the sustainability performance of companies, US organizations have a unique opportunity to send a positive message to investors, one that says sustainability is still a priority. In fact, as corporations like Disney, Apple, Google and General Electric pledge to continue to pursue … Read more »

‘No Matter the Industry, We’ll Collaborate & Get This Thing Done’: Quotes from the Conference

‘No Matter the Industry, We’ll Collaborate & Get This Thing Done’: Quotes from the Conference

Notes from the Editor If you made it to this year’s Environmental Leader Conference, you know that it overflowed with energy, excitement, and a mountain of inspiration. But if not, you’re in luck: Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today have published nearly a dozen articles based on content from our … Read more »

And the Winners Are…Product & Project of the Year Awards Announced

And the Winners Are…Product & Project of the Year Awards Announced

Environmental Leader Product & Project Award winners were announced last night at a celebratory dinner during the Environmental Leader 2017 Conference in Denver. Nineteen Top Product of the Year Awards and 21 Top Project of the Year Awards were named from a large pool of inspiring and top-notch entries. Our … Read more »