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TimTalks: with John Marler, VP of Energy & Environment, AEG

TimTalks: with John Marler, VP of Energy & Environment, AEG

John Marler, VP of energy and environment with AEG and Energy Manager Today’s Person of the Year, says energy is the second-highest of the company’s operating costs. Marler shares how AEG’s built-in culture of efficiency helps it control energy costs while becoming “good corporate citizens.”

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 »

The Philippines Is Building a Climate Change-Resilient City

The Philippines Is Building a Climate Change-Resilient City

In a race against climate change, the Philippines is developing a $14 billion metropolis larger than Manhattan called New Clark City designed to be resilient — and sustainable. Take a look at key plans for the massive project.

Ball Corporation Releases Sustainability Report, Says it Saved 34 Million KW Hours of Electricity

Ball Corporation Releases Sustainability Report, Says it Saved 34 Million KW Hours of Electricity

  Ball Corporation, a Colorado-based company best known for its food packaging products, recently published its sixth biennial sustainability report, covering calendar years 2016 and 2017, which details how it addresses systemic challenges in the areas of circular economy, climate change, water stewardship and responsible sourcing, as well as its … Read more »

Global Food Companies Test IBM’s Blockchain System for Traceability

Global Food Companies Test IBM’s Blockchain System for Traceability

Over the past year, a group of top global retailers and food companies have been working with IBM on testing blockchain technology to improve traceability in their supply chains. The companies include Nestlé, Unilever, and Walmart. Now CIO Journal reports on how some of the tests are going.

Engie Insight’s American Tour Identifies New Sustainability Opportunities

Engie Insight’s American Tour Identifies New Sustainability Opportunities

Engie Insight CEO Mathias Lelievre took to the road this summer, traveling to 10 American cities in 10 days. After the tour concluded, he shared with us how it went, and which new opportunities he spotted.

Train Derailment Sends 4,000 Gallons of Diesel into Delaware River

Train Derailment Sends 4,000 Gallons of Diesel into Delaware River

On Thursday, August 9, a train carrying various types of waste, including hazardous materials and diesel fuel, derailed in Deposit, NY,  on the Delaware River. The New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway train was traveling west from New Jersey to Binghamton along the West Branch of the Delaware River with four locomotives. … Read more »

Caesars Entertainment Reaches Lofty Goals; Here’s How

Caesars Entertainment Reaches Lofty Goals; Here’s How

Caesars Entertainment expects to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 30% by 2025 and by 95% by 2050, from a 2011 baseline, per the company’s latest sustainability report. The company also set a Scope 3 target to have 60% of suppliers commit to their own science-based targets by … Read more »

Smithfield Brings Home the Bacon with Better Wastewater Treatment

Smithfield Brings Home the Bacon with Better Wastewater Treatment

Smithfield Foods has completed its $2.4 million upgrade to its wastewater treatment plant in Sioux Center, Iowa. The plant treats industrial discharge from the company’s manufacture of bacon before it goes to the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The newly updated plant will help offset outside water treatment costs, and will also … Read more »

Sustainability Change Is Hard but Companies Slog Along, Study Shows

Sustainability Change Is Hard but Companies Slog Along, Study Shows

Corporate change is hard, and one study shows that sustainability change is even harder: companies surveyed by Bain & Company indicated that they are achieving or exceeding just 4% of their sustainability goals (compared to the 12% of goals they are achieving in general corporate change). Still, the numbers are … Read more »

Counter Culture Coffee Details Supply Chain Actions as Coffee Industry Faces, Addresses Challenges

Counter Culture Coffee Details Supply Chain Actions as Coffee Industry Faces, Addresses Challenges

In-depth: Specialty roaster and wholesaler Counter Culture Coffee’s latest sustainability report details its relationships with 67 different farmers and farmer groups, aiming to provide transparency into its environmental, social and fiscal sustainability. It also provides information about each of the 354 coffee contracts the company made over the last two … Read more »

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