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Compliance Violations Lead to Exodus of Top Employees, Gartner Finds

Compliance Violations Lead to Exodus of Top Employees, Gartner Finds

Compliance violations can cost organizations money in terms of fines or lawsuits, but there’s a hidden cost of violations that compliance executives may not be aware of: employees that witness non-compliant behavior are twice as likely to leave their organization than others, according to a survey by Gartner Inc. Employee … Read more »

19 States plus DC Plan Suit against Trump’s Emissions Rule Rollback

19 States plus DC Plan Suit against Trump’s Emissions Rule Rollback

The Trump administration announced plans Thursday to revoke an Obama-era rule limiting tailpipe emissions of carbon dioxide – and 19 states plus Washington, DC, are planning to sue the EPA if the rule is rolled back, according to WHEC TV. California has long had a waiver to set its own … Read more »

More Chemical Contamination in H2O Leads to State of Emergency for Michigan

More Chemical Contamination in H2O Leads to State of Emergency for Michigan

Michigan declared a state of emergency this week for communities whose drinking water is contaminated with perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA); these commercial chemicals were once widely used but are no longer manufactured in the US. The state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) discovered the contamination on July … Read more »

EPA Rolls Back Coal Ash Handling Restrictions

EPA Rolls Back Coal Ash Handling Restrictions

The EPA finalized a rule this week that reduces Obama-era restrictions on how states and industry officials handle coal ash, the Washington Post reported. This is the first rule signed by acting administrator Andrew Wheeler, who took over following Scott Pruitt’s resignation on July 5.

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Reinstates Nestlé

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Reinstates Nestlé

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) reinstated Nestlé’s membership this week after the company submitted a time-bound action plan to achieve 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil by 2023. Earlier this month the organization had suspended Nestlé over lax reporting and failure to pay the membership fee, which counted … Read more »

Molson Coors Joins Science Based Targets Initiative, Sets 2025 Goals

Molson Coors Joins Science Based Targets Initiative, Sets 2025 Goals

Molson Coors Brewing Company published its annual sustainability report and announced that they are joining the global Science Based Targets Initiative. The brewing company also set new targets as part of the 2025 goals outlined in “Our Beer Print Report 2018.”

Total Impact Valuation Gains Momentum Among Multinationals

Total Impact Valuation Gains Momentum Among Multinationals

The Conference Board published a new study that takes a closer look at the total impact valuation. The analysis shows how this practice of quantifying and monetizing a company’s economic, social, and environmental effects can be a useful metric.

Whole Foods Florida Stores Receive Grocery Stewardship Certification

Whole Foods Florida Stores Receive Grocery Stewardship Certification

Whole Foods Market’s 28 stores in Florida have now been certified by Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) program, making them the first grocer in the state to join. The program works with grocers on sustainability strategies with the goal of increasing energy efficiency and revenue while lowering costs.

ERI Adopts New Basel Action Network Electronic Waste Tracking System

ERI Adopts New Basel Action Network Electronic Waste Tracking System

Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) has become the first in the recycling industry to adopt Basel Action Network’s new EarthEye electronic waste tracking system. By providing a downstream performance audit every 24 hours, the system promises to help organizations detect fraud or contractual violations.

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Suspends Nestlé Over Lax Reporting

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Suspends Nestlé Over Lax Reporting

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has suspended Nestlé’s membership over the company’s failure to submit an annual progress report for 2016, and for delivering a 2017 report without the required time-bound plan for working toward sustainable palm oil.

Taylor Farms to Pay $67K for Clean Water Act Violations, Agrees to Preventative Measures

Taylor Farms to Pay $67K for Clean Water Act Violations, Agrees to Preventative Measures

Taylor Farms Retail, producer of salads and fresh foods, has settled with the EPA over Clean Water Act (CWA) violations at its refrigerated warehouse and food processing facility in Salinas, Calif. Under the terms of the settlement, the company will pay a penalty of $67,640. The company is also required to … Read more »

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