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environmental consulting market leaders 2015

Which Firms Lead the Environmental Consulting, Environmental Monitoring Markets?

The global environmental consulting market reached $28.5 billion in 2015, up 2.1 percent from the previous year, and is forecast to reach $32.5 billion by 2019.

RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2016

RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016: Who Made the List?

The world’s most sustainable companies are located in Europe, according to RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016. The investment specialist today announced which companies made the annual list from each of the 59 industries analyzed. The Yearbook looks back at companies’ sustainability performance in 2015 and includes the best 15 percent per … Read more »

Agilent Technologies, Waters Formalize Instrument Control Exchange

Agilent Technologies and Waters Corp. have announced a formal agreement to exchange instrument controls to improve the productivity of customers who own software and instruments from both companies. The new agreement replaces earlier provisions under which Agilent implemented control of Waters instruments in the Agilent OpenLAB chromatography data system and … Read more »

2015 Sustainability Yearbook

US Firms Lead 2015 Sustainability Yearbook

Nine US-based companies including Alcoa, Ball Corp and Wyndham Worldwide won gold medals for sustainability in the 2015 RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook. The annual yearbook looks at companies’ sustainability performance in 2014, includes the best 15 percent per industry and ranks them gold, silver or bronze. The top performing company from each … Read more »

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Fracking Chemicals No More Toxic Than Household Substances

Surfactant chemicals analyzed in samples of fracking fluid collected in five states were no more toxic than common household substances such as toothpaste, laxatives and detergent, according to an analysis by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. The study, published in the journal Analytical Chemistry, identified surfactants found in … Read more »

External Assurance for Sustainability Reports on the Rise

External assurance for sustainability reports is a growing trend in the US, and the number of US companies publishing externally assured sustainability reports rose from 10 percent in 2011 to 16 percent in 2013, according to a research report by Global Reporting Initiative North America. On a global scale, the … Read more »

Umicore Tops Corporate Knights’ 2013 Global 100

Belgium-based materials technology and recycling company Umicore tops the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies, according to Corporate Knights, the Toronto-based media and investment research firm that compiles the annual list. Brazil’s Natura Cosmeticos, Norway’s Statoil, Finland’s Neste Oil and Denmark’s Novo Nordisk rounded out the top … Read more »

Contract Wins: Johnson Controls, Agilent, Telvent, Tri-Tech Holding

Agilent Technologies awarded Johnson Controls Global Workplace Solutions a global contract through 2017 to provide a range of facilities management services. The third generation contract will cover services, such as maintenance, repair, cleaning, advice on energy management, workplace projects and real estate transaction management for Agilent Technologies’ sites in 29 … Read more »