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Tyson Foods Invests in EHS for Continuous Business Improvements

Tyson Foods Invests in EHS for Continuous Business Improvements

Major food company Tyson Foods plans to fund its investments in worker safety, training and worker rights by reducing waste and costs. The company says that continuous improvements in the business must include a healthier workplace and, with that in mind, is taking steps to expand training, improve workplace safety and compensation, … Read more »

Campbell Soup Cuts Freight Cost, Emissions with On-Site Bottling Plant

Campbell Soup Cuts Freight Cost, Emissions with On-Site Bottling Plant

Campbell Soup Co. is cutting freight costs and improving operational efficiencies – as well as significantly decreasing carbon dioxide emissions – by opening an on-site PET bottle-making plant at a Campbell Soup Co. facility in Paris, Texas. The bottle-making company, Amcor Rigid Plastics, previously supplied the Paris site from its … Read more »

Google Request Exacerbates South Carolina Water Wars

Google Request Exacerbates South Carolina Water Wars

Google has requested 1.5 million gallons of groundwater per day to cool the servers at its Berkeley County facility, hoping to draw the water from the county’s aquifer. The company already uses about 4 million gallons of surface water per day, writes the Post & Courier (via Mashable). Google has studied various … Read more »

Shifting Risk Management to ‘First Line’ of Business Leads to Revenue & Profit Growth: PwC

Shifting Risk Management to ‘First Line’ of Business Leads to Revenue & Profit Growth: PwC

Nearly two-thirds  (64%) of companies believe that shifting more risk management responsibilities to the “first line” – that is, business units and corporate executives – makes their companies more agile and more able to anticipate and mitigate risk events, according to a new PwC report, Risk in Review 2017 (PDF). The … Read more »

US Steel Faces Wastewater Calamity, Dumps Carcinogens into Waterway

US Steel Faces Wastewater Calamity, Dumps Carcinogens into Waterway

US Steel, currently facing significant fines for violation of the Clean Air Act, reported a spill of wastewater into a waterway just 100 yards from Lake Michigan earlier this week. A pipe failure apparently caused the spill, releasing a potentially carcinogenic chemical into a tributary of Lake Michigan. The US Steel … Read more »

Safety Violations Lead to $2.5M Upgrade for Spokane

Safety Violations Lead to $2.5M Upgrade for Spokane

The city of Spokane, Washington, will spend more than $2.5 million on safety upgrades at its waste-to-energy plant; the upgrades were approved by the City Council this week, following the Department of Labor and Industries’ ruling that the city must pay a fine of $59,400 for safety violations. The Department … Read more »

Condo in NYC Wins Certification in ‘Next Trillion Dollar Industry’

Condo in NYC Wins Certification in ‘Next Trillion Dollar Industry’

Gale International, a privately held international real estate development and investment firm, won the world’s first WELL Building Standard certification for a residential project. The International WELL Building Institute offers the certification to buildings that focus on enhancing occupants’ health and well-being through the built environment. The building – 21W20, a … Read more »

Mountain Dew Tank Spills Thousands of Gallons of Syrup, Creates ‘Huge Foaming Event’

Mountain Dew Tank Spills Thousands of Gallons of Syrup, Creates ‘Huge Foaming Event’

More than 7,000 gallons of concentrated Mountain Dew syrup was spilled when a tank ruptured at a Pepsi bottling plant in Howell, Michigan, last month, and a Michigan Departmet of Environmental Quality (DEQ) said Pepsi did not follow proper procedures following the spill. When the tank ruptured, the syrup went … Read more »

ADM Plans Project to Capture & Store Carbon from Food Processing Plant

ADM Plans Project to Capture & Store Carbon from Food Processing Plant

Agricultural processors and food ingredient provider Archer Daniels Midland Company is embarking on a project to capture and store carbon from its Decatur corn processing facility. This is the second carbon capture and storage project that ADM has helped to lead. Previously, the company removed and stored approximately a million tons of … Read more »

How to Find a Positive ROI in Waste Management, from Cox Enterprises

How to Find a Positive ROI in Waste Management, from Cox Enterprises

The Environmental Leader 2017 Conference has announced new details of a session in its Managing Resources track. The session, Managing Waste Streams across a Variety of Facilities, will take place on Day 2 of the conference, and will be led by Robert Fairey, senior director of energy procurement and waste diversion … Read more »

Millennials to Employers: ‘We’re Powerful & We Expect Sustainability’

Millennials to Employers: ‘We’re Powerful & We Expect Sustainability’

Companies have a new reason – if the business case for environmental management was not already strong enough – to continue their sustainability initiatives: the ability to hire and maintain top talent. Millennials, the generation that makes up the largest share of the US workforce, are willing to turn down … Read more »